About Us

Our Mission, Goals, & Values

The Mission of Kids’ Advocacy Coalition is to maximize resources to assure that all families have access to high quality, affordable, inclusive after school child care to meet the goal of all children being ready to succeed when starting school and remaining successful throughout their school years.


The Kids’ Advocacy Coalition’s After-school Child Care Program is designed to enrich children’s lives educationally, socially, emotionally, physically, and provide a safe and familiar setting for their children. Working parents are given top priority, however, if space permits, other families may participate.

The program meets the needs of children by creating an environment that offers a base of warmth and security while at the same time providing a variety of recreational, social, and academically oriented activities. Children are provided a daily snack. The program meets the needs of the children by increasing the opportunities for inter-generational interaction and by supplementing the nurturing provided by the family.

The after-school program meets the needs of parents by offering a safe, accessible, affordable program that is school-based. Parents are included in the decision making process through representation on the childcare advisory committee.

The program meets the needs of the community by providing a safe environment for children so that parents need not worry about their welfare and can be more efficient on the job. The participation of people of different racial, cultural, and economic backgrounds insures the diversity and strength of the program.

Kids’ Advocacy Coalition offers after-school child  care to all children without regard to race, color, national origin, sex or handicap status.

Board Of Directors

  • President – Casey Harrison

  • Vice President – Daniel Mallard

  • Treasurer – Mike Beaumont

  • Secretary – Davina Samuel

  • Personnel Committee Chair – Craig Sowell

  • Past President – Dina Willis

  • Amanda Moore

  • Evelyn Pearson

  • Mary McKinnon

  • Reginald Phillips

  • Susan Swift

More About KAC

What activities will my child participate? Students are given an opportunity to complete homework. Help is given when requested. Opportunity is provided for students to choose to participate in outdoor/indoor activities, individual and group activities, arts and crafts, and special guests.  Above all, the after school program is a place to have fun and relax after a hard day’s work at school!!

How do I obtain more information? The KAC office is located at 1815 Chestnut Ave., behind Northside Primary School. We are open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Monday through Wednesday, and by appointment and/or phone on Thursday and Friday) to provide you with any additional information concerning our after-school program.