kids

Dreams Take Flight – A Surprise of a Lifetime!

February 11, 2019

When Dreams Take Flight reached out to our agency to nominate a child who had faced adversity and give them a chance of a lifetime, we thought of one particular child – John. John is a 12 year old Boy who has been attending our club for the last several years. Over those years, our…

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Rookie League

October 15, 2018

Rookie league has grown at our Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters clubs in Edmonton. Four years ago it consisted of a one day event where a number of children came to a ball diamond to play some modified games. Today it is an eight week program at three different sites. It’s not…

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Real Impact for Newcomers & Immigrants Youth

July 25, 2018

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Conversation Club – A Success Story

May 16, 2018

On Thursday afternoons, once the last bell rings, there is a rush of feet and the buzz of excited chatter as elementary school kids stampede down the hallways, heading for the bright sunshine beckoning through the open front doors. Left behind are empty hallways and the fading echoes of the day’s lessons. School is out…

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Yoga In Ford Hall

April 26, 2018

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Vancouver Trip

April 3, 2018

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section” _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” _builder_version=”3.0.47″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” custom_padding=”27px|0px|27px|0px”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.106″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_layout=”light”] On February 17, 2018 The Canadian Brewhouse & The Avery Linton Legacy Foundation gave forty matches from Edmonton and Calgary’s BBBS a round trip to Vancouver. Sarah Kowaluk from arch&OAK photography put together a wonderful slideshow of the trip.…

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Pink Shirt Day 2018

February 15, 2018

What is Pink Shirt Day? Pink Shirt Day started in 2007 when two grade 12 boys noticed another boy being bullied for wearing a pink shirt. Their response was to go out and buy 50 pink shirts to distribute and wear to school to support the boy who was being bullied. Pink Shirt Day is…

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Removing Labels – Building Capacity

January 17, 2018

Walking through the halls of this particular elementary school, it wasn’t uncommon to see Justin* sitting outside the classroom he’d just been put out of for one negative behavior or another.  Just starting out – in second grade – with so much ahead of him, this boy was labeled as a “Behavior Student”, an unfortunate…

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The Right Program Makes All The Difference

December 3, 2017

Every week at John A. MacDougall School (JAM), there’s a team huddle.  The principal, three teachers, and the All In For Youth team all get together to see if anyone has noticed if any of their students could use extra support.  Last school year, a sweet girl in Grade 2 named Sophie* came up in…

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Summer Programs Help Kids Dream Big

October 31, 2017

Summer programs are so important for kids. Not only do they give them something constructive to do with their free time in the warmer months, they also provide valuable opportunities for continued learning. For kids who are new to Canada, these programs help give them a hand up before they start school, sometimes for the…

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