HELPING KIDS BE ALL THEY CAN BE

Positive attitudes, adaptability, organizational skills and interpersonal behaviours all fuel future potential.

The Issue

25 %
OF YOUNG CHILDREN

start school without the basic skills they need to succeed.

22 %
of youth

have not completed high school after three years.

17 %
of youth

have not completed highschool after five years.

It takes more than academics to succeed in life.

Positive attitudes, adaptability, organizational skills and interpersonal behaviours all fuel future potential.

We have made three-year grants available to enable more stability for programs.

We increase access to quality early learning programs, young children can actively explore and engage in learning and will have the skills they need to achieve.

We increase access to out-of-school programs that develop essential life skills and increasing opportunities to build healthy relationships, we increase the possibility youth will have improved self-esteem and make healthy choices.

We are a partner in the Red Deer Early Years Coalition in their efforts to build community awareness on the importance of the early years.

We have promoted in the importance of early childhood and positive youth development through our newsletter and social media.

We partner with 13 programs to support 5,535 children and youth on a path to discover the person they were meant to be. Through our investments we are improving access to essential programs for children and families who could not otherwise afford them.

OUTCOMES THAT MATTER

1
PROGRAMS SUPPORTED
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Children AND YOUTH
418
young children participated in early learning opportunities
1786
Youth were engaged in out of school programs
774
Youth spent time with a mentor
1249
Youth reported feeling more condfident
554
Youth reported feeling more connected
721
youth feel able to make better choices

Partnering to Succeed

Bashaw & District support services

Family Wellness Program

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lacombe

In School Mentoring

Big Brothers Big Sisters of ponoka

Mentoring

Big Brothers big sisters of red deer&district

Mentoring Programs

Boys and Girls club of red deer

Camp Alexo & After School Kids Clubs

Heartland Youth Centre

BIg Brothers Big Sisters Casework

kcs association

Early Learning for Young Children

Ponoka youth centre association

Out-of-School programs

Rocky youth development society

Out-of-school Programs

Sundre & District Nutrition for Learning

Breakfast and snack program

Ponoka youth centre association

Out-of-School programs