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Kids Zone After-School Program

The Kids Zone is one of the most unique after-school enrichment programs in the nation. We serve children from the Lincoln County School District in grades K-12. Our programs include free USDA meals for all participants (a full supper during the school year and snack and lunch during the summer). To register a child for Kids Zone, please complete and return the attached form to the Neighbors For Kids’ office: NFKYouthRegistration-2013


The Kids Zone’s classes and activities are taught and supervised by caring staff and adult volunteers. Kids Zone youth learn about important subjects such as reading, math, culture, conflict resolution, environmental preservation, health and nutrition and more. Children also participate in arts and crafts projects, take music lessons, get help with homework, play games and sports. The Kids Zone often goes on learning-based field trips or takes part in community service projects.

We are proud of NFK’s accomplishments:

  • Kids Zone After-School Program served an average of 35-40 children per day for 31 weeks, providing 465 hours of positive after-school enrichment classes and activities. Over 200 children are registered Kids Zone members.

  • Summer Program served children for 9 weeks, providing 198 hours of summer session classes and activities.

  • USDA Food Program – 4,343 nutritious suppers served to children after school. 1,303 healthy lunches and 1,006 afternoon snacks served in the summer months.

  • 310 hours of professional academic tutoring in reading and math, plus ongoing homework assistance – showing significant improvements in student’s test scores, grades on report cards and increased self-esteem.

  • 279 hours of music lessons taught to students in grades 1-12.

The Kids Zone program provides a structured, safe and dynamic learning environmentmost of all – Kids Zone offers a respectful environment where children and adults care about each other

See our Seismograph here.

Academic Support (AXAP)

Free tutoring and academic support are two key services we provide to the children. Students are taught important skills by caring, professional educators. Tutoring primarily focuses on reading and math, after each student has received a comprehensive diagnostic assessment. Other local volunteers spend time after school tutoring middle and high school students in various subjects. …

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Musicians Melody Jackson and Tony Kaltenberg

Music Lessons

The NFK Music Department has ten or so eager students learning many new skills, such as sound technology, guitar, song-writing, percussion and more.  We have the privilege of working with talented and motivated youth who surprise us every day!  The student roster will be changing a bit for second semester, which will open up a …

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USDA Food Program

USDA Food Program

Children need a variety of nutrient-rich foods during their critical years of development.  Kids Zone is a sponsor of the USDA daily meal program administered by the Oregon Department of Education. During the school year all participants receive a professionally prepared and free, nutritious supper through the Child & Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).  During the summer …

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Youth Entrepreneurship Program

In the spring, we will be launching into our fourth year of the Youth Entrepreneurship Program (YEP), in partnership with the Oregon Coast Community College, Small Business Development Center. This special program will be offered to teens in our program and from across Lincoln County, and it provides business training, hands-on experience and opportunities for …

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