250-286-0611 Campbell River........... 250-338-7341 Courtenay mail@jhsni.bc.ca

Become a KidStart Champion

Make a positive and meaningful difference for children and youth

Donors get the satisfaction of supporting local kids in their community to be successful. Children and youth that are linked to mentors are more likely to complete school, develop healthy relationships with peers and family, and less likely to initiate alcohol and drug use. Contributions to KidStart are contributions towards healthier communities as a whole.

KidStart relies on fundraising and grant writing to provide services to vulnerable children and youth in our communities. Donations can be made monthly or as a one-time contribution, and charitable tax receipts will be provided.

Thank you to our donors!

For more information, please contact:

Tara Jordan

KidStart Coordinator

Campbell River

250-286-0611

extension: 113

Cell: 250-203-1111

Email

tara.jordan@jhsni.bc.ca

Wendy Thurlborn

KidStart Coordinator

Comox Valley

250-338-7341

extension: 335

Cell: 250–898-4842

Email

wendy.thurlborn@jhsni.bc.ca

Steve Ayers

KidStart Program Manager

Campbell River

250-286-0611

extension: 116

Email

steve.ayers@jhsni.bc.ca

Angie Prescott

KidStart Program Manager

Comox Valley

250-338-7341

extension: 324

Email

angie.prescott@jhsni.bc.ca

2019 Program Outcomes

Data gathered from voluntary youth client surveys

mentees were matched with volunteer mentors.

hours were given by mentors to provide positive role modelling for children and youth ages 6-18 through recreational based friendships.

%

of families said that mentees have a better connection to school and community.

%

of mentees felt that they have improved self-esteem.

%

of families believe that KidStart is making a positive difference in their child's life.

“I love my time with my mentor.”

- mentee

I would give my mentor a 10/10 for being the best mentor ever because, well, we do lots of fun things together and I just really really like her.

- mentee

“This is the one relationship that has changed my son’s life inexplicably for the better in every way possible.” 

- Mom of a mentee

“Because of her mentor she is more centred and self-aware. I think it was because of being able to develop a connection with a caring adult that made her more willing to initiate other positive relationships.”

- Mom of a mentee

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