When schools close for spring, summer and winter breaks, the safety and support vulnerable children rely on from their schools and educators disappears, but these essential needs for a child’s success and well-being do not.
For many families the cost of day-care or break programs is cost prohibitive. That’s where KidSafe comes in.
By opening the doors of nine Vancouver inner-city schools over public school break periods, KidSafe provides 450 marginalized children with the safety and support they deserve. Each day these children are provided with free, accessible services, including a hot breakfast, lunch and snacks, as well as developmental activities and field trips.
Support and supervision is provided by a team of caring adults, child and youth support workers, teachers and principals. The team develops a program to meet each child’s individual needs.
Children in these programs are put on a path of educational success. They are supported in developing the self-confidence needed to become productive, engaged citizens.
KidSafe is applying for a $50,000 Adopt-a-School grant to cover its Winter, Spring and Summer Break programs.
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