Everyday, thousands of Canadian students face many challenges regardless of their socio-economic status. Anxiety, bullying, depression and peer pressures are real issues young people face. Many lack the skills to cope with these situations and often feel that there is nowhere to turn for help. For 15 years, students can count on Kids Now to have someone to talk to in a safe environment. Kids Now does not focus on where kids come from but where they can go and we show them how to get there.
As a national youth organization, we provide free after-school group mentoring programs to grades 7 and 8 students. Our program builds resiliency in youth so they can excel personally and confidently transition into high school. We target grades 7 and 8 students because it is a confusing time filled with major pressures that affect their mental health and well-being.
Founded in 1999, by educator Janet King, since then we have worked with more than 15,000 youth. Organizations like Kids Now are pivotal in building resilient youth, minimizing high school dropout rates, and at risk behavior, which can endanger a young person’s chance to a post-secondary education and employability.
A world where youth grow to be successfully participating citizens in their community.
Kids Now empowers youth in grades 7 and 8 with life-success skills to believe in themselves and make positive choices that help them reach their full potential.
Kids Now is a preventive, proactive program that empowers young teens with life-success skills that enhance self-esteem and leadership skills, develop positive mental health and wellbeing; encourage healthy thinking, enabling youth to cope and overcome the key challenges facing teens today like bullying, peer pressure, school/family issues, stress, anxiety, drugs and alcohol.