Kids' Advocacy Coalition

Our Mission

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.

A Little About KAC

What is KAC?  Kids' Advocacy Coalition (KAC) in Tifton is a non-profit agency offering safe, affordable, high quality care for children of parents who are working or are in school or job training. KAC serves between 300-350 children per school year.

Where and when is this care offered?  The KAC After-School Program is held at Annie Belle Clark, Charles Spencer, G.O. Bailey, J.T. Reddick, Len Lastinger, Matt Wilson, Northside and Omega.  (Students from 8th Street and Northeast Campus will be transported to Annie Belle Clark) The program begins as soon as students are dismissed from school and runs until 6:00 on all full day school days.
**KAC is unable to offer after school care on early release days and holidays.

How much does this program cost? The cost per week is $50 for students who are picked up by 4:45 and $60 for students who remain after 4:45. KAC offers a discount for each additional child in the same family. A $40 registration fee per child is required. A family for whom these fees present a hardship are encouraged to apply to the Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS), located on 2nd Street, for child care subsidies. If you feel you qualify for fee support and are determined ineligible for DFCS subsidies, please contact the KAC office or your lead teacher for reduced rate applications.

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 activities, games, toys, arts and crafts, reading, selected videos, drama, and just visiting with friends. In the after school program, children have the opportunity to try out problem solving skills and to further develop socialization skills. 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. to provide you with any additional information concerning our after-school program.

KAC Board Meeting Schedule for the 2021-2022 school year:
September 13, 2021 - December 13, 2021 - March 14, 2022 - June 20, 2022
Meetings begin at 5:00 pm
 (These dates are subject to change, please contact our office to confirm meeting dates and time)

Please feel free to contact us at 229.382.9919.

Our locations

J. T. Reddick Elementary

404 MLK Jr Dr. * Tifton, GA 31794  

Annie Belle Clark Primary

1464 Carpenter Road * Tifton, GA 31794 229-387-2410

G.O. Bailey Primary

1430 Newton Drive * Tifton, GA 31794 229-387-2415

Len Lastinger Primary

1210 Lake Drive * Tifton, GA 31794 229-387-2420

Northside Primary

1815 Chestnut Avenue * Tifton, GA 31794 229-387-2425

Omega Elementary

150 College Avenue * Omega, GA 31775 229-387-2418
Matt Wilson Elementary
510 17th Street W * Tifton, GA 31794 * 229-387-2440
Charles Spencer Elementary
65 Tifton Eldorado Rd * Tifton, GA 31794 * 229-387-2430


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Tift County Board of Education

department of family and children services 

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Executive Director

Responsible for the management and oversight of Kids' Advocacy Coalition After School Program in Tift County Public Schools.

Margo Pitts


Responsible for supporting the fiscal operations of all programs related to the Kids' Advocacy Coalition.

board of directors

DINA WILLIS - President
 Daniel Mallard - Treasurer
 Casey Harrison - Secretary 
Craig Sowell - Personnel Committee Chair
 Michael Norman
 Reginald Phillips
 Dianna Mendieta
Vikki Cox Childers
Susan Swift
Davina Samuel
Mike Beaumont
Erin Whitley

Contact us

Office: (229)382-9919
Fax: (229)382-3749

1815 Chestnut Ave
PO Box 243
Tifton, GA 31793