About Us

Coal Cracker Kids is a 501(c)(3) public charity with a mission to empower young people of Pennsylvania’s Anthracite Coal Region through youth-led projects that explore sense of place and promote professional development. Since 2014, it has published Coal Cracker youth-led news.

Youth-led News Staff

Leslie Richardson, Project Coordinator
Serena Bennett, Editor
Rhiannon Barkus
Nick Cavenas
Sara Dimmick
Amber Lawrence
Oceana O’Boyle
Kassidy Ravina
Jack Rhoades
Meredith Rhoades
Emma Shaller
Joei Shaller
Myla Wall

Board of Directors

Krista Gromalski, President
Jim Rhoades, Jr., Treasurer
Peg Grigalonis, Secretary

Donate Today

Photo of Coal Cracker staff by Nikki Stetson. Please donate to Coal Cracker KidsIt’s easy to complain about the challenges young people in the Coal Region face — such as neighborhood blight, opioid abuse, or crime — but it’s empowering to take action and make a contribution to an organization like Coal Cracker Kids that is creating alternatives and opportunities.

To continue our work, we need gifts of $25, $50 or $100, as well as larger donations of $250, $500 and $1,000 from those who are able to give at that level.

You have the power to make a difference. Even a $5 gift will help.

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