2013 are you smarterLOGO6th Annual Are You Smarter Than an Elementary Student?

This year marks the 6th annual Are You Smarter Than An Elementary Student trivia night, where all proceeds will benefit Children First/Communities In Schools! Grab your smartest friends, make a team, and come out to compete for great prizes, as well as, the coveted title of Valedictorian at our new swanky venue, The Morris Hellenic Cultural Center!


All team members will receive:
• A beer ticket (first round is on us!)
• food
• swag bag full of goodies
• A fun school themed night of trivia by Trivia Goddess Emilie Travis
• The chance to win amazing prizes
• Free childcare will be provided on site for team members.
• Most importantly, the chance to help our community’s most vulnerable children

Teams can have 4-6 players and the cost is $300 per team (the equivalent of $75 per person for a team of 4, $60 per person for a team of 5, or $50 per person for a team of 6). The more that play, the less you pay.

For $420 ($70 each), your Teacher’s Pet team will get to sit at the front of the class, be first in line for food and fun, get partial credit for close answers, and even get extra credit opportunities! In addition to food and brews, each member of your Teacher’s Pet team will receive 5 raffle tickets for even more chances to win big prizes!

Don’t want to have a team but still want to be a part of the fun while supporting a great organization? Be a Cheerleader for $30! This ticket will include all of the perks with the exception of being able to participate in the trivia and compete for the trivia prizes.

Ready to register a team or purchase your Cheerleader ticket? CLICK HERE to REGISTER TODAY!

Questions? Contact Children First/CIS Director of Resource Development, Kate Frost, at 828-214-5052 or email KateF@childrenfirstbc.org.

Once you’ve registered your team, invite your teammates to the event because we will be leaking clues for bonus points on our event page.

Need more details, check out our FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE or contact Kate Frost at 828-214-5052 or KateF@childrenfirstbc.org.


WLOS Apple SmileBreak the Hunger Food Drive

Children First/CIS will be the beneficiaries of the 4th Annual WLOS Break the Hunger Food Drive, sponsored by WLOS News 13, Carolina Furniture Concepts, and Two Men & a Truck

This food drive is to help keep kids from going hungry during summer break. We are asking supporters to bring non-perishable food items on TBD to Carolina Furniture Concepts in Arden at 2617 Hendersonville Road between 4:30AM to 7PM.

Staff and volunteers from News 13  will collect canned goods, formula,  rice and other non-perishables. Other essential items like diapers, toothpaste, and toilet paper will also be  accepted.

Here is a grocery list of items that are distributed through our food pantry:

• Cereal
• Dry beans
• Rice
• Peanut Butter
• Jelly
• Soup
• Tuna Fish
• Canned Chicken
• Pasta
• Macaroni Cheese
• Mayonnaise/Ketchup
• Tomato Sauce/Pasta Sauce
• Cooking Oil
• Canned Vegetables/Fruits
• Sugar
• Self-Rising Flour
• Corn Meal
• Evaporated or Powdered Milk
• Individually wrapped snack items
• Granola Bars

Upcoming Classes

MANOS 2013

MANOS: stands for Mentoring and Nurturing Our Students, as well as the Spanish word for “hands”, is a  safe-haven program created through a collaboration between Children First/Communities In Schools Latino Outreach Coordinator, Norma Brown, and Bonner Leader students from Warren Wilson College.

The program serves Latino 8th grade & high-school students every Monday from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm. During this time, the Warren Wilson students lead the Latino youth in leadership building activities, assist with homework, and help the students prepare for college.

Along with the academic strengthening component, this program offers something much more subtle, and in some ways, more valuable. These youth have a place to be where they can relax from the pressures and expectations common to students their age, along with the added pressures of being a conduit for their families to assist in assimilating to cultural differences.


mother reading to kids

Triple P: Positive Parenting Program®  is one-on-one consultation with a Triple P trained professional.  Call 828-252-4810 or email Lisa Barlow at LisaB@childrenfirstbc.org or Danielle Wilbur  at DanielleW@childrenfirstbc.org  to arrange for a consultation. This class is open to anyone in Buncombe County



 Manage a Food Drive

WEBLooking for a project that will have a big impact? Then facilitate a food drive with your church, civic organization, book club, or close group of friends! With the recent cuts in SNAP benefits, and more cuts looming in the future, we have noticed an increase in demand for food from our food pantry. One mother of two teen-age daughters came to pick up a food box and mentioned these cuts.  She said “I have had $36 a month cut from our food benefits, that’s how much I spent on meat for two weeks. I shop at the dollar store, to make my food budget stretch.”

Below is a list of food and personal care items: (FYI: personal care items cannot be bought with SNAP benefits)

Breakfast food items
Dry beans and Rice
Peanut Butter and Jelly
Tomato Sauce
Tuna Fish
Macaroni Cheese
Cooking Oil

Shampoo/ Conditioner
Laundry Soap
Dish Detergent (not for a dishwasher)
Deodorant (women and men)
Diapers all sizes (4’s & 5’s and Pull Ups are our most popular request)
Soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes
Hand Sanitizer


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