In British Columbia
A life-changing mentorship program that provides vulnerable children with a nurturing relationship, a chance to have fun and a sense of belonging.
What We Do
We provide children and youth who are at risk of experiencing difficulties in their lives, with the one-to-one support of a caring volunteer mentor. Through the gift of time, our mentors help these young people to grow, thrive and connect with the community they call home.
How It Works
KidStart began more than 35 years ago, back when the founders were youth workers themselves. Its practice and philosophies are rooted in evidence, and it has proven itself time and again that it works!
Spend a few hours a week with a child or youth in need. If you are over 19, prepared to accept a young person unconditionally, gifted with common sense, a sense of fun and a positive attitude join our KidStart team and share the wonderful experience of helping a child or teen grow and thrive.
KidStart relies on grants, donations and fundraising events in order to operate. Become a one-time or monthly donor and help us provide positive and meaningful relationships to young people in your community.
One experience can change a life. I’ve seen it. I’ve seen it in their faces.KidStart Co-Founder
I can really see a difference in my mentee from the beginning to present. My mentee shows more confidence and I can truly say that they look forward to my company.
You can walk around trouble if you have somewhere to walk to and someone to walk with.KidStart Co-Founder