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

KidStart

Mentoring for Children and Youth

 

Offered in Campbell River and the Comox Valley, 8:30 – 4:30 Monday to Friday.

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For more information, please contact:

Tara Jordan

KidStart Coordinator

Campbell River

250-286-0611

extension: 113

Cell: 250-203-3111

tara@jhsni.bc.ca

Wendy Thurlborn

KidStart Coordinator

Comox Valley

250-338-7341

extension: 335

Cell: 250–898-4842

wendyt@jhsni.bc.ca

Steve Ayers

KidStart Program Manager

Campbell River

250-286-0611

extension: 116

steve@jhsni.bc.ca

Vicki Luckman

KidStart Program Manager

Comox Valley

250-338-7341

extension: 324

vicki@jhsni.bc.ca

2017 Program Outcomes

Data gathered from voluntary client surveys

mentees were matched with volunteering mentors.

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

%

of children and youth have increased connection to school/community.

%

of children and youth have improved self-esteem.

%

say KidStart is making a positive difference in their child's life.

“Just being able to get out and do things has made handing stress easier. Her connection and support makes the hard parts of life easier.” 

- Mentee

“We laugh and have a good time and do things. She’s very encouraging (and it’s) given me a lot of confidence to be brave to reach out to friends and new people.”

- Mentee

“The way my family situation is, it’s very difficult to provide 1 to 1. For her to have another safe, caring person gives me such peace of mind. It gives her a chance to do things I can’t do with her. I can breathe.”

- Mom of a Mentee

“Having a stable influence in his life has helped a lot. This is his first time ever spending time with an adult role model. He just seems more settled. He sleeps better and doesn’t have nightmares now. He’s not as shy and withdrawn. He’s a lot more confident because of the time he’s spent with his mentor.”

- Mom of a Mentee

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