World Children’s Day
Today is World Children’s Day.
Did you know that 1 of the 3 priorities for United Way Bruce Grey is “All that Kids Can Be“?
All that Kids Can Be targets early years, children & families, and youth. The goal is to ensure children and youth are valued and supported members of the community with opportunities and resources to help them reach their fullest potential.
Here is how United Way Bruce Grey (with the help of our donors) helps children.
Brings together agencies around a planning table to bring forward issues for local children.
Examples of information 211 can have regarding children include; family program information, shelters for youth, food resources, baby items, pregnancy/postnatal programs, child abuse services, and more.
2023 Granting results for “All That Kids Can Be”
Children & Youth Programs by The Meeting Place Tobermory: $2,000
With this program Children and Youth Program will provide a healthy set of activities outside the home and school for school-age children.
Eating Disorder Program by Keystone Child, Youth & Family Services: $10,000
With this program, Keystone Child, Youth & Family Services will gain additional training in the assessment and treatment of eating disorders for our staff to better assess and support children and youth in Grey/Bruce with eating disorders.
Grey Bruce Friends and Neighbours (FAN) Club by Canadian Mental Health Association Grey Bruce: $7,000
With this program, The Grey Bruce Friends and Neighbours (FAN) Club program will be able to use child-sized puppets to connect with over 5,000 children for the purpose of engaging them in conversations about social issues affecting them.
In-School Mentoring by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kincardine & District: $4,000
This in-school mentoring program will improve the child’s self-esteem, personal and academic growth, and concern/respect for the community. for young people between grades 2 through 8 in elementary school in Southern Bruce County.
Library Teen Advisory Group by Owen Sound & North Grey Union Public Library: $1,500
With this program Teen Advisory Group & associated activities will Provide youth in the community with volunteer opportunities, chances for social engagement that foster leadership and teamwork skills, and enriching, free activities in a safe, welcoming, and non-judgmental space for 350 youth in grades 7-12.
Let’s Talk by Canadian Mental Health Association Grey Bruce: $7,000
With this program, The Let’s Talk program will be able to engage with youth in Grey Bruce for the purpose of engaging them in conversations about social issues affecting them
There for YOU’th’ First Aid Training for Bruce Grey Mentorship by St. John Ambulance – Grey Bruce Huron: $2,520
With this program, the There For YOU’th’ First Aid Training program will provide age-appropriate First Aid Training for a combined total of up to 20 Mentees and or Mentors.
Literacy and Numeracy Support by South Grey Bruce Youth Literacy Council: $4,000
With this program, South Grey Bruce Literacy will provide literacy and numeracy support for between 20 and 30 children and youth in the South Grey/Bruce area.
Mentorship Development by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Grey Bruce: $4,000
With this program, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Grey Bruce will provide critical mentorship training and match support for the 117 volunteers enrolled in our programs across Grey, Bruce, and Southern Simcoe.
Youth Live-In Treatment Program (LIT) by Keystone Child, Youth & Family Services: $10,000
With this program, Keystone Child, Youth & Family Services will provide community-based, therapeutic, and recreational programming for youth ages 12-17 in our Youth Live-In Treatment Program