Kids Hope Program
Kids Hope at Canadian Lead PS involves a volunteer working with a child for one hour a week during school hours. The Kids Hope program is overseen by a volunteer from York Street Church of Christ. All volunteers for Kids Hope are screened and trained through the Kids Hope mentor program and are carefully chosen to be appropriate for each child. They may work on something academic as provided by the teacher, get involved in sports or crafts and generally catchup with the student to encourage them. Classroom teachers nominate a student who they think would benefit from this program and when a mentor becomes available then the parent is approached for permission. Kids Hope is a very successful program for building lasting relationships and positive reinforcement.