How can the program help children and youth?
KidStart is a 1-to-1 mentoring program in Campbell River (and area) and the Comox Valley that is designed for children and youth aged 6-18 who are struggling (not doing well at school, at home or in the community and have the potential to become at-risk). Volunteer mentors spend a minimum of 3 hours per week for a year or longer with their mentees doing recreational activities (hiking, baking, crafts, swimming, etc).
100% of children and youth involved in KidStart for a year or longer report it has a positive impact on their self-esteem and confidence. Mentors make a big difference in the lives of the children they are matched with.