Mind the Gap Tour

CF SignOn London’s famous Underground subway, signs constantly remind riders to “Mind the Gap,” or pay attention as they step onto the trains.

Mind the Gap Tours call attention to the gaps in our community that too often hinder the success of children, youth and their families living in poverty. The tour will educate and inspire you about our programs so you can help us close the gaps and realize a brighter future for our children. Please know that you will not be asked to give a donation at this tour.

“I was impressed by your leadership as well as your dedication to the agency and the people you work with.  It was an education for me to learn you do so much with so little monetary support.  As a culture we don’t seem to be responsive enough to the very real needs of children who, after all, are our future.  I’m glad your heart is with these families.”  Mind the Gap Participant, June 2013

 Tour Dates

As of now we don’t have any dates scheduled, but we will keep you posted



Please reserve your seat at least a week in advance by sending an email to Resource Development Coordinator, Kaitlyn Breiten at KaitlynB@childrenfirstbc.org. or call 828-259-9717

We will meet at the Children First/CIS Family Resource Center at Emma, and you will be sent directions a week before the tour. The tour will begin promptly at 3:30 and last one hour, traffic permitting. 

Directions to the Family Resource Center at Emma: 37 Brickyard Road on campus of Emma Elementary School

From Patton Avenue, turn North onto Louisiana Ave. (next to Kmart shopping center).
Cross the railroad tracks and turn left at the traffic light onto Emma Road.
Take your first right onto Brickyard Road. Turn right into the entrance of Emma Elementary School ( you will also see the Children First sign)
In the parking lot, turn left towards the playground, go up the hill and then turn right at playground.
Ahead, you will see two portable buildings on the left. The furthest from the parking lot with the wooden ramp  is The Family Resource Center. If the Center’s parking lot is full, you may park in the school’s lot.

Children First/Communities In Schools Buncombe County
50 S. French Broad Ave. Ste. #246
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 259-9717
fax: (828) 281-3308

Top of Page