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
Helen Tufts Nursery School
As the pandemic continues to evolve, community needs continue to change. BGC South East and Big Brothers Big Sisters are pleased to welcome Helen Tufts Nursery School into Kingston’s Kids First. Serving Kingston for more than 45 years, Helen Tufts provides critical early learning childcare for children with special needs from low income families. The pandemic continues to place ﬁnancial burdens upon these families, requiring additional community support. The new direction of Kingston’s Kids First keeps apace with our community’s changing needs, focusing on gathering increased support for younger children and the most vulnerable families.
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