Boys and Girls Club- British Columbia- Greater Victoria
GoodLife Kids Foundation is supporting two programs of the Boys and Girls Club Services of Greater Victoria to increase physical activity levels among children and youth. Each program showcases a unique way to get children physically active and develop lifelong healthy habits.
Rite of Me encourages girls ages 10 to 14 to step outside their everyday urban comfort zone into the wilderness, and challenge their perceptions of themselves and their peers. Canoeing, climbing, hiking, cooking and leadership training help the girls grow in areas to self-confidence, self-awareness, and willingness to try new activities. The goal is to nurture confidence as a positive asset during adolescence and increase the ability to make healthy life-style choices.
Central Saanich Adventure Program is a new program for youth ages 10 to 14 who are unable to access quality, affordable after school programs in the Central Saanich rural community. The centre recognizes the need for children to discover a love of physical activity in the outdoors and our inter-connectedness with nature. Through a variety of activities such as climbing towers, canoeing and running agility courses, twenty kids will learn to identify their strengths, increase physical activity, discover new skills and develop confidence to guide them when faced with difficult situations.
GoodLife Kids Foundation is supporting these programs to ensure children in Victoria have the opportunity to benefit from an active, healthy life. Click here to view GoodLife Kids Foundation granting criteria.
GoodLife Kids Foundation is proud to be one of the Official Charities of the 2011 GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon.