We are getting plans together for an awesome, fun time at Kids Klub this fall! Starting in mid-November, Kids Klub will be joining up with CLA in Langley for four weeks of intense action with twice as many kids! We are moving the event to Sunday afternoons from Saturday mornings and it’s all going to lead up to the annual Christmas Carol on Sunday, December 4th with big giveaways and of course, the Christmas Shoeboxes! Stay tuned for more info from your bus captain for this exciting event! All kids from 4 years old to grade 7 are welcome to join us for these free events.
For the Teens, Fusion starts on Friday, September 30th and goes every Friday night (except long weekends) until December 9th. If you’re in grade 8-12 and want to check it out, call the Metro Kids line at 604-812-7178.
Our ConnXion program (grades 5-8) will be taking a break for this season, but watch for details coming in the new year! Preteens are always welcome to join up with the Kids Klub bus, and those in grade 8 can jump in on Fusion events too!
Sidewalk Kids Klub was a great time this summer! Thanks to our partners at 700 Club Canada, Sunday Line Ministries, the Canada Summer Jobs Program, Entre Nous Femmes housing society, Mainstreet Apartments, Kekinow Native Housing Society, and everyone who participated in the Step Up for the Kids fundraisers, we were able to mobilize two high-impact teams to reach out to kids and families all summer in Surrey. Our teams of interns and young people who have grown up attending Sidewalk did a fabulous job.
In total, our teams reached out to fifteen different apartment complexes over the course of the summer and operated ten different Sidewalk Kids Klub sites each week. The sidewalk kids klub program is about an hour long and consists of games, songs, prizes and giveaways, and a relevant life lesson for the
kids. Everyone who attends gets a free treat weekly and we are able to connect with many of the older kids for our preteen and youth programs. All of this happens right in the courtyard of the apartment and townhouse complexes, so it is very accessible to all.
In total, we connected with almost 500 different children over the course of the summer. Nearly half of these kids were not connected with Metro Kids before June, so we have been able to b
uild relationships with 240 new children. It was a very successful summer and we’re thankful for the opportunity to bring hope and encouragement to the kids in Surrey again this year. Thanks to all our partners who have helped us empower hundreds of kids with hope to lead lives of significance!