Free Arts and Athletics for Kids Impacted by Childhood Cancer
CoachArt provides FREE private one-on-one lessons and organized group activities to any child between the ages of 5-18 that has been diagnosed at any point in their lives with childhood cancer or another physical chronic condition. Patients, and their siblings, residing in the Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Fransisco Bay areas are invited to register for our programs.
IS MY CHILD ELIGIBLE FOR COACHART?
Eligible students have chronic, physical conditions that require ongoing treatment and are between the ages of 5 and 18. Common diagnoses of children we serve include but are not limited to: childhood cancers, blood disorders, asthma, craniofacial issues, cerebral palsy, arthritis, autoimmune diseases, cystic fibrosis, heart disease, and diabetes.
In Home Lessons in Arts and Athletics
All volunteers have passed a thorough background check and have completed the CoachArt orientation. At the end of the 8-week session of an art or athletic activity of the student’s choosing, students will be provided with the option to continue those lessons or they may try something new. Lesson hours and materials are provided at no cost to volunteers or families. All students will remain eligible for CoachArt lessons through their 18th birthday. Students will also be invited to attend CoachArt club events in their area.
Some of our most popular lessons include but are not limited to: cooking, baking, piano, guitar, singing, arts and crafts, painting, soccer, baseball, basketball, tennis, yoga, and volleyball.
SIGNING YOUR CHILD UP FOR COACHART: HOW IT WORKS
Signing a child up for CoachArt is a simple 3-step process.
Step 1: Fill Out a Student Eligibility Form – This process will take about 30 minutes to complete and will require that you send your child’s doctor a Medical Consent form.
Step 2: Complete a Welcome Call with your Regional Program Manager – Your welcome call will answer any questions that you may have about CoachArt and participating in CoachArt In Home Lessons and Group Activities.
Step 3: Ready to Participate – Your child is now ready to be matched to a volunteer coach. When we find your child the perfect coach, you’ll receive a match request via text message. Your child’s CoachArt coach will work with you to figure out a schedule that works for everyone.
If your child has been diagnosed with childhood cancer or another chronic condition, and you live in one of our service areas – Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay Area, or San Diego – we invite you to fill out a student eligibility form for your child.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE FOR FAMILIES IMPACTED BY CHILDHOOD CHRONIC ILLNESS
Since 2001, CoachArt has matched volunteer coaches with students for one-on-one or group lessons in arts and athletics. Our vision is that one day every family impacted by chronic illness will be connected to a community of support and an opportunity to learn and grow together.
CoachArt offers free art and athletic lessons to chronically ill children and their siblings between the ages of 5-18 in Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area, and San Diego. If your child has been diagnosed with childhood cancer or another physical chronic condition, we invite you to become a CoachArt family. Get started by filling out a student eligibility form, or get in touch to learn if CoachArt is right for your child.
WAYS TO HELP
Do you have an artistic or athletic skill you would like to share with a child impacted by chronic illness? Become a CoachArt Volunteer.
Learn how you can get involved with CoachArt to help kids impacted by chronic illness. Visit coachart.org/get-involved.
By choosing to donate to CoachArt, you are taking an active role in improving the quality of life for children with chronic illness. Your gift today is guaranteed to bring joy to a child’s life.