After School Connections is successfully in its sixth year, and is stronger than ever. The licensed childcare program, running out of the Robert Meek Community Youth Centre, served 8 schools in the inner city area. Members attending our program location have access to daily homework and education programs, including a Creative Writing Program, and a Therapeutic Paws reading program. Our location offered healthy snack and supper programs each day, allowing our members to sit "family style" and share a meal with their peers and staff. In addition to our core programming, our members have access to a large outdoor playground, and participated in specialized programs such as sign language, yoga and a mentoring program with our kinder age members.
559 Bagot Street
Central Kingston Hub Manager - Sara Gervais
Robert Meek Community Youth Centre, Bagot Street
This facility has a full size gymnasium, dance studio, youth-dedicated space, an education center, an early years room, a yoga studio, a 25m pool, and two sport courts, all within the 62,000 sq/ft layout. We operate daily programs for the children and youth in the West End and had over 200 children and youth registered in just four months, and a waitlist of over 50 children due to our buses being at capacity.
1300 Bath Road
West Kingston Hub Manager - Jeff Helsby
Boys and Girls Club of Kingston & Area, Frontenac Mall
The Boys and Girls Clubs After-school programs offer children a constructive, supportive and safe way to spend their free time. Quality programs during critical hours are uniquely positioned to increase children’s physical activity and tackle rising childhood obesity rates. Such programs also break the isolation associated with poor mental health outcomes while also supporting school success and skills development.
Rideau Heights Public School
J.G. Simcoe Public School
Joyceville Public School
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School
Glenburnie Public School
Satellite Locations & North Kingston Hub Manager - Heather Cunningham
Our Gananoque Youth Program received the NHL Street Grant from the Ottawa Senators which will help us deliver hockey programming in the local high-school(Gananoque Intermediate and Secondary School). Youth in Gananoque continue to receive unique experiences with the Boys and Girls Club of Gananoque, including the SHiFT Entrepreneurship Provincial Youth Conference, a trip to the Toronto Blue Jays game and the upcoming National Boys and Girls Club Youth Conference in Ottawa.
Gananoque/Rural Hub Manager - Devin Reynolds
Linklater Public School