Charity: Kids Now
Mission & Goals:
Kids Now builds self-esteem and leadership skills in grade 7 & 8 students to help them become confident, resilient youth who can transition successfully into high school and prepare for a brighter future.
How your contribution helps:
You contribution helps to pay for the direct program costs to deliver 200+ group mentoring programs, empowering 2,000+ students each year! Kids Now is a free, after-school, in-school, 12-week group leadership program that complements the existing school curriculum with life skills development. The program equips youth in grades 7 & 8 living in high-risk, lower income neighbourhoods with essential life-success skills. These skills enable them to believe in themselves, steer away from negative influences, and towards setting achievable goals and transitioning successfully into high school and beyond. Led by trained, adult volunteer mentors, sessions include building self-confidence, developing communication & relationship skills, resolving conflicts, overcoming bullying and peer pressure, managing stress, improving mental wellbeing and setting achievable goals - all in a fun, interactive and inclusive format.