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Kids Zone After School

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. …

KZ Transportation Forms

Please copy and print the following form, which must be completed as soon as possible after the first day of school in order for your child to be dropped off and picked up from Kids Zone!  

Music Lessons

Kids Zone youth look forward to music lessons here at Kids Zone. Instruments range from the acoustic guitar, bass, percussion, ukulele, didgeridoo, and piano. Youth are given the option to choose what instrument(s) they would like to learn and then receive group and individual lessons based on skill levels. Most of the teens take lessons on either bass, …

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 …

Youth Entrepreneurship Program

The fourth year of the Youth Entrepreneurship Program (YEP), in partnership with the Oregon Coast Community College, Small Business Development Center, is well underway, with eight students from Career Tech Charter School. The YEP provides business training, hands-on experience and opportunities for workforce development. Classes cover Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship curriculum, along with field trips, …