Race for Kids - Impact Stories

Impact Stories

Our impact is measured by the improved life outcomes of each child we touch. Because of you, we are making a visible difference to the lives of young people in communities across Canada. Here are just a few examples of how we are changing lives.
Inspiring healthy habits

Community leaders in Penticton, BC had started calling it “the gap.” It was that awkward couple of hours after school and before dinner when middle-school students were at loose ends. Too old for children’s’ after-school programs, their needs for fun, exercise, healthy snacks and taking part in th...

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Leading the way through the arts and culture

Boys and Girls Clubs youth across the country are taking a unique approach to tackling the issues that affect them and their community.Through Creation Nation, a Government of Canada-funded project, youth are agents of change, empowered to make a positive impact on social issues such as bullying, drugs, violence and poverty t...

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Providing role models

When he was just 8, Danny (not his real name) was so unhappy at his old school near Summerside, Prince Edward Island that he couldn’t even stay in the classroom. His last day there, a cold one in late fall, he was out walking around the school for two and a half hours before anybody called his mom to let her know he was...

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Helping kids get to school on time

Before the Power Start program, it was a single hour in the 24 hours of a weekday that had so many families struggling to get their children to school in three Elementary schools in Kamloops, B.C. For many reasons some kids were missing as many as 50-60 days of school a year, says Jake Schmidt, principal of the 240-pupil ele...

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