NFK staffer Kat making food fish ice cubes with a little help from Iliana and Dominic!

Neighbors For Kids has provided quality after-school and summer programs for school-aged youth in Lincoln County for 17 years. 

Our Kids Zone After-School Program offers:

♦  Homework help and tutoring in reading, writing and math; Reading Club; interdisciplinary academics, with active learning projects using science, art, fitness, and nutrition.

  Enrichment activities in S.T.E.A.M. core subjects: Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math.

  Community projects, such as the NFK Community Garden, Surfrider Blue Water Task Force, Rowing Club, and Warm Current Surf Camps.

Field trips are fun! Niteya and Zach get silly with a shark!

Neighbors For Kids is supported by the Oregon USDA Food Program, which provides a healthy, nutritious supper during the school year and summer lunches. 

In 2016, NFK’s many programs have been supported by the generous contributions of our local friends and neighbors in Depoe Bay and Lincoln County, as well as grants from The Autzen Foundation; The Ford Family Foundation; M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust; Meyer Memorial Trust; City of Depoe Bay; City of Lincoln City; Wells Fargo; Trust Management Services, LLC; Partners for a Hunger Free Oregon; Share Our Strength; The Arby’s Foundation; LCSD 21st Century Community Learning Center O.C.E.A.N. Project; Oregon Coast Community College – SBDC; Samaritan Health Services; Spirit Mountain Community Fund; and Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund.

The organization was founded in 1999 as a grass-roots initiative by a group of concerned residents of Depoe Bay to provide a positive place for youth to go after school.  Since then, Kids Zone has served over 400 registered youth.  In 2015 alone, we served over 180 youth, with an average attendance of 35 students from Kindergarten through 12th grade each day.

We invite interested individuals and businesses to our facility to learn more about Neighbors For Kids and the Kids Zone and how you may help.  To schedule a private tour, contact Executive Director Toby Winn at 541-765-8990 or email to director@neighborsforkids.org/.


After smoothies, play play play with Jennifer of OSU Extension!

Fun time in the gym with NFK staffer Waylon and volunteers from NIKE!


Ready…get set…go!












OSU Extension – Partners in Healthy Eating!

  A big thank-you to Jan and Jennifer for treating the kids to a delicious power smoothie today at the Kids Zone!  If you want to try this kid-tested “Popeye Power Smoothie” at home, here’s the recipe and a link to Food Hero.org for more wonderful healthy recipes and tips–in English and Spanish–for your family! …

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Making Pasta at the Kids Zone!

A big thank-you to Robert and Aymee of Arr’ Place in Nye Beach for coming up to the Kids Zone and teaching the Culinary Club how to make pasta from scratch! They made spaghetti, fettuccini, and homemade ravioli. Yum!  

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