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May 10, 2018

Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada-Support Young People

Thank you for your continued support to Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada (BGCC). Your generous donations allow us to continue providing important programs that support the healthy development of young people.

BGCC recently launched a video that shows just one of the amazing programs we run to support young people and advance their future. The program is called the Skilled4Success- Hospitality program and is supported by Cara. Most teens find their first job in the hospitality industry, and the skills and lessons they learn at these jobs can help shape their future work ethic, as well as attitude. The Skilled4Success- Hospitality program helps youth practice the skills they will need for a job in the hospitality industry. Practicing these skills can help teens gain the confidence they need to find their first job.

Check out the video here and listen first hand from Youth about how the program impacted them.

Feb 6, 2018

Giant Tiger Giant Steps to helping children achiev

Homeowrk Help program photo
Homeowrk Help program photo

Thank you for your support to Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada’s (BGCC) Homework Help program.  With your generous support, we are able to assist children and youth nationally in their quest for academic success. 

BGCC is pleased to share that we recently succeeded in securing Giant Tiger as a new corporate funder to our Homework Help program.  In August, we launched Giant Tiger Giant Steps, a homework support program for children in grades 7 and 8 (12-14 years old).

Giant Tiger Giant Steps offers opportunities for young people to complete homework and receive tutoring in a supportive environment. By engaging kids at an earlier age, Club staff can help prepare them for the rigors of high school, and ensure they are well-positioned to meet academic demands. Giant Steps also encourages young people to build relationships with Club staff, their peers, and mentors, and develop communication and leadership skills.

Thanks to Giant Tiger’s donation, 14 Boys and Girls Clubs across the country were able to run the Giant Steps program in 2017/2018.

“With the Giant Tiger Giant Steps program, children will benefit from improved literacy and numeracy during a critical age—grades seven and eight,” Boys and Girls Club Executive Director.

Thank you again for your generosity to the Homework Help program!

Feb 6, 2018

Dunk for Diabetes

Dunk for Diabetes
Dunk for Diabetes

Thank you for your continued support to Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada (BGCC). Your generous donations allow us to continue providing important programs that supports the healthy development of young people.

BGCC recently launched a new program called Dunk for Diabetes. The Sun Life Dunk for Diabetes aims to bring awareness to type 2 diabetes while teaching youth at Boys and Girls Clubs the importance of a healthy and active lifestyle. The program has participants take part in weekly, basketball-themed fitness and nutrition challenges, with the chance to win prizes after each challenge is completed. The top 10 kids from each Club location will celebrate their achievements with NBA talent at the end of the program.

As part of the national expansion, over 600 kids from Boys and Girls Clubs across Canada are participating in this innovative six-week program and have committed to maintaining healthy lives on and off the court.

“At Boys and Girls Clubs, we know that physical activity and healthy lifestyles are critical to prevent type 2 diabetes and other health risks,” said Owen Charters, President & CEO, Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada. “The Dunk for Diabetes pilot program has received rave reviews from our youth and staff, and thanks to Sun Life Financial, NBA Canada, and the Raptors, we are proud to enter the second phase of this national initiative and bring the program to 20 more locations in 2018.”

Thank you again for your generous support.

 
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