WHO WE ARE
Kids Now empowers youth with life-success skills to make positive choices.
Kids Now is a national youth charity that provides free after school in-school group mentoring programs to students in grades 7 and 8. We empower youth to believe in themselves to make positive choices that help them reach their full potential.
Created by a Canadian educator, Janet King, who saw a need to complement the existing school curriculum with life skills development, Kids Now has a proud tradition of helping youth, their families and communities. Since 1999, Kids Now has empowered more than 11,000 youth across Canada, in more than 1,000 free after school in-school group mentoring programs. Mentoring-based programs like kids.now are widely recognized as contributing to strong, safe and healthy communities.
We help youth in Ontario, Alberta and New Brunswick. Having grown steadily each year, we are currently running over 200 programs, serving over 2,000 youth. Plans are now in place to continue our rollout into more regions across the country. – less