Learning Doesn’t End When Summer Fun Begins!

Thanks to a donation from the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), Coalition For Kids is promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education (STEM) even during the summertime. Recently, TVA awarded a $2,000 grant to Coalition For Kids to help support STEM education. The funds were used to...

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2017 Pepsi Golf Classic

Mark your calendars for the 15th annual Coalition for Kids Golf Classic, sponsored by Pepsi Bottling Group. The event will take place Tuesday, July 25, 2016 at Warriors Path Golf Course.  Sign your team up today and help C4K Kids by Playing Golf! For more details, contact Ramona Tevis at...

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Seeing it another way

  Kids learn in different ways, and sometimes “out-of-the-box” thinking helps motivate them in a way they can grasp. David, a fourth grader, was reading the same book over and over every day. He admitted to being embarrassed…that other books, including chapter books, were too...

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Inspiring Through Art

While art doesn’t get as much attention as math, literature, and science, there are certainly many benefits of incorporating the arts into a child’s education and life. Offering a positive alternative for kids to focus on reduces their chances of getting involved with violence, drugs,...

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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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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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When you see a need…

One day a young boy about 9 years old came into our building. He just went into Ms. Jean’s class sat down and began working on his homework. I went and introduced myself and asked his name. His name was Tyler and was in the 4th grade. He explained the kids in the neighborhood told him about...

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Just “Show Up & Shop!”

[video_lightbox_youtube video_id=”XRngW_02cHc” width=”640″ height=”480″ anchor=”https://www.coalitionforkids.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/S4O-why-thumb-video.png”]  Download the application So you want to help with SHOPPING 4 OTHERS, but...

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No Such Thing As “Typical”

When you think of a “typical” Coalition child, you probably picture a child that is struggling with their grades. Fortunately, in my time at Coalition I have learned there is no such thing as a “typical” child.  We are able to support those who are excelling and encourage them in their success. ...

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