The children and youth of Kingston and Area need our services now more than ever.
Kingston’s Kids First is a collaboration among the Boys and Girls Club of Kingston and Area, Pathways to Education Kingston, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of KFL&A.
WHY KINGSTON’S KIDS FIRST NOW?
We have experienced a tremendous funding shortfall given the disruption of on-site programs and cancellation of fundraising events with COVID-19.
We know what kids need: children, youth, and families trust and rely on the programs we have been providing for decades.
Kingston’s Kids First will support:
● Recreational programs that stimulate skill-building and an active and healthy lifestyle;
● Educational programs to help students complete high school and plan their future; and
● Mentorship programs to develop positive mental health and social emotional maturity.
Together, our three agencies provide a continuum of care: from their earliest years through the formative preadolescent stages, to the challenging high school years and into young adulthood. Together, we have the resources to be there for them every step of the way.
WHAT ARE WE ASKING FOR?
We ask that you pledge to BE A MONTHLY DONOR - in any amount you are able.
These funds will go straight into our programs now - to the emergency summer camps the Boys and Girls Club is operating, to Pathway’s academic support sessions and the mentoring sessions facilitated by Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Through monthly donations, your support doesn’t stop now - it will continue to fund child and youth programs beyond the crisis, when quality and consistent support will respond to young people’s new support needs after such long months of social isolation.
By becoming a monthly donor, your support will provide:
$20/month: Provides One Month of After-School Programming for a Local Child
(Including a nutritious snack, healthy supper, and transportation each day)
$50/month: Provides one month of group mentoring programs for 30 children and youth
$80/month: Provides One Year of Daily Programming for a Local Youth
(Includes support in education, physical activity, career development, and leadership)
$125/month: Supports one year of individual mentorship for a child facing adversities