Boys and Girls Club of Kingston & Area
We know that the right program at the right time significantly shapes a child’s life and future.
- Learn and expand physical and mental abilities;
- Adopt a physically active lifestyle;
- Adopt healthy eating behaviors and healthy cooking skills;
- Develop new academic skills and improved literacy and language skills;
- Feel a stronger sense of belonging; and
- Develop increased confidence and improved social skills.
“Boys and Girls Club and Pathways programs have helped to develop me as a leader. The Police Athletic League has an important place in my heart. I love that it encourages physical activity and healthy eating. The staff at these organizations mean family to me. They continue to be my support systems. They are mentors to me.”
– Hank Perrin
Past Boys and Girls Club member and Pathways student
Pathways to Education Kingston
Intensive educational programming means higher educational success. Did you know that over 70% of Pathways Kingston alumni enrolled in post-secondary education immediately after high school?
As of 2019, 79% of these students have graduated from or are still engaged in post-secondary education.
Pathways Kingston programs have contributed to a nearly 20% drop in the proportion of young people without a high school diploma in the vulnerable neighborhoods it serves. Also, students who attended Pathways Kingston programming more often had higher credit accumulation scores than those who went less.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of KFL&A
Mentees and mentors alike benefit from these professionally supported relationships. When you are there for a young person as they grow up, you learn just as much as they do.
An astounding 90% of young people in our programs reported wellness and confidence, promoting a whole generation of healthy choices and lifestyles. Over 80% of mentored youth report strong financial literacy, ensuring our society has a solid economic foundation. Mentored young people are 50% more likely to volunteer, creating positive civic engagement that keeps our community united and flourishing.
Charitable Organization Number – 14052 6369 RR0001