The Boys and Girls Club of Kingston & Area has been providing a safe place for youth to go after school in Kingston since 1999.
The After School Licensed Childcare Program is the foundation of our Club. We provide experienced, dedicated and passionate staff that ensures each child and youth is valued and safe while at the Boys and Girls Club of Kingston & Area.
The children and youth that attend daily can and do receive homework assistance, get involved in healthy activities, play games, participate in positive conversation, interact with positive role models and are mentored by young people who know how and want to make a difference in our community.
Core Program Areas
All Boys & Girls Clubs focus on four areas of healthy child development, addressing the top concerns of parents about their children's well-being & development.
Families & Communities
Programs build the capacity of families/communities to support the health and aspirations of children and youth. Includes programs that help families to connect with broader social networks, work with the community and government, ensure children and youth have the resources they need, and provide care and transportation
Physical Activity, Health & Safety
Programs increase the capacity to make healthy choices, engage in positive behaviours and nurture safety and well-being. Programs develop
positive attitudes and behaviours, healthy eating, constructive use of leisure time, skills for stress management, appreciation for the environment, capacity to nurture well-being, and for self and others.
Leadership, Growth & Empowerment
Programs nurture confidence, provide opportunities to develop and practice leadership skills empower them to support and influence the Club and the community. Programs enable children and youth to sustain meaningful relationships with others, develop positive self-image and character participate in society, respect cultural identities, and live successfully as adults.
Learning & Career Development
Programs develop and achieve educational goals, career aspirations and embrace life-long learning. Programs help with literacy and numeracy,
develop self-expression, creativity and cultural awareness, prepare for employment, and promote a love of learning and discovery.