JCPD at C4K

  Connecting with our local law enforcement is an initiative that both Coalition For Kids and the Johnson City Police Department have in common. On Wednesday, Sgt. Terry Hardin led a class answering questions about police work, how to be a good citizen and showing the kids different parts of his...

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Lunch Buddy

Current research suggests that children who have an adult mentor are 55% more likely to enroll in college and 130% more likely to hold a leadership position later in life. (The Mentor Effect, 2014) Additionally, mentoring also encourages positive social relationships and has a lasting impact on a...

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Full Circle

Coalition was BLESSED to have a former volunteer come full circle and volunteer with us again.  And she has decided to bring her church youth group with her, as well!  They helped bring to life the story of Esther from the Bible.  And, of course, our kids couldn’t be happier!! My name is...

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We All Have A Dream!

Our kids continue to learn the important achievements of some of history’s great leaders during Black History Month. To recognize Black History Month, we read “The Sneetches” by Dr. Suess. The book tells a story of how Star-Belly Sneetches treated Plain-Belly Sneetches...

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What an appetite!!

It’s National Pride in Food Service Week! Good nutrition is a vital part of good grades. Eating healthy foods has SO many benefits for our young people (and older ones, too!) A proper diet: aids in our focus and concentration helps us stay well = better attendance at school better attendance...

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A Hunger for Reading

February is National Library Lover’s Month! In our high-tech world of games tablets, and smart phones, creating a habit of reading with children is no easy task…but when you DO create that habit, it is is amazing to see it transform in to a LOVE of reading! When Victoria, one of our...

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