Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some common questions we receive here at Coalition For Kids. If you can’t find the answer that you are looking for, or simply would like to talk to someone, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly.

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After School Program

What types of activities are offered in the C4K After-School program?

Homework assistance, Language Arts and Reading, Math and STEM, Tutoring, Arts and Music, Community and Service Learning, Entrepreneurship, Healthy Snack and Meal, Mentoring, Physical Activity, Counseling Services, Drug Prevention Services, Truancy and Violence Prevention, Youth Leadership, College and Career Readiness.

How much does it cost?

After-school programming is FREE to all students!

Are meals provided after school?

Yes, each student receives a snack and can ask staff for a hot, family-style meal each night.

How do I enroll my child in a C4K after-school program?

You can request a registration form from your child's teacher or school, or contact us directly.

Are there transportation options available?

Transportation services are available but are based on region and location. Please call (423) 434-2031 for more information.

Summer Program

What types of activities are offered in the C4K Summer Program?

Enrichment and learning opportunities from classroom experiences to local field trips.

Are meals provided during the Summer Program?

Breakfast, lunch and snack are provided for every student during the summer.

Where is the Summer Program?

Summer programming is currently offered at our main facility in Johnson City, TN for any students entering K-8th grade. We also offer programming specifially for Bristol City Schools the month of July. Any student from any location can attend summer programming at the Johnson City location. Washington County, TN Summer Programming Coming Soon!

How much does it cost?

Summer cost is based off of a sliding scale and family size. NO STUDENT IS EVER TURNED AWAY. If you have any concerns about cost, please request a scholarship at registration.

How can I enroll my child in the Summer Program?

Summer registration typically opens in April. Request more information by emailing

Are there any transportation options available for participants?

We do offer transportation to specific locations. Please call (423) 434-2031 for more information.


How can I volunteer at C4K?

There are numerous ways for individuals, families, churches and corporations to get involved with and to empower our kids. The first step to becoming a C4K volunteer is to complete the volunteer application, participate in an interview and then go through orientation.

How much time does it take to volunteer?

It's entirely up to you! Consistency is best but schedules can be created to match your availabilty.

Is there a dress code for volunteers?

Yes, there is. C4K is a faith-based, after-school program, so it is important for staff and volunteers to set an example. For this reason, volunteers are expected to groom and dress in a manner that is modest, professional and appropriate for their role.

Is there training involved?

Yes. Once you complete our application, you will be invited to attend an orientation/training session. After training, you will have an opportunity to see what volunteering is like firsthand.

I have a specific skill or expertise. Will I be able to volunteer in that area?

Yes, if it is aligned with the mission of C4K! We try to find opportunities for our volunteers to use their gifting in ways that meet the needs of the program. Please share with the Director of Community Outreach your interest to get plugged in!

Are volunteers expected to discipline the children?

No, volunteers are not expected to discipline the children. However, we want volunteers to be an authoritative figure in the classroom. Volunteers should be willing to help us keep the students on task and report behavioral problems to a staff member. Discipline policies will be covered in more detail during volunteer training.


How will I be contacted for an interview?

If your skill set matches the job and you are chosen for an interview, HR will contact you via phone or email regarding the next steps of the interview process.

What do I do if I’m having problems submitting my application online?

You may contact Michelle Stewart, Director of HR, by email ( or phone (423-434-2031 ext 807). Office hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. EST.

When should I hear from someone regarding my application?

After submitting your application, you will receive an email confirming receipt of your application. If your skill set matches the job and you are chosen for an interview, HR will contact you via phone or email regarding the next steps of the interview process.


How much of my donation goes to support a child?

$.71 of every dollar donated to C4K goes directly to supporting a child!

Is my gift tax deductible?

Coalition For Kids, Inc. is a nonprofit 501c(3)organization as described in the Internal Revenue Code; EIN 62-1765487. Donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.

Can I donate by check?

Yes, please make your check payable to C4K and mail to PO Box 3156 Johnson City, TN 37602.

Can I donate online?

Yes, credit card donations can be made here.

Do you accept Donor-Advised Funds?

Absolutely! Please ask that your name and address be included. We also recommend that you contact our Director of Development to inform us of your gift, so we can thank you for your generosity.

Can I donate stock or other securities?

Absolutely! Please contact the Event Coordinator at or 423.434.2031 ext. 835 for details.

What is a matching gift?

Donation matching is a corporate giving initiative in which an employer matches their employee’s contribution to a specific cause. Ask the leadership at your company if they offer matching gifts and you can double your impact!

How do I set up a re-occurring donation?

When making an online gift, under the frequency header, select "monthly". Then complete the remaining information and hit donate! Your credit card will be automatically charged each month.

How do I make changes to a re-occurring donation?

Please contact the Event Coordinator at or 423.434.2031 ext. 835 to make changes to your re-occurring donation.

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