The Boys and Girls Club of Dieppe- New Brunswick- Dieppe

The Lakeburn Rocks! program will target at risk youth and latchkey kids ages 12-17 in the Dieppe NB community. The Boys and Girls Club of Dieppe is located in a remote area where there is limited activities for children and youth to do after school or in the summer. Issues of bullying, low literacy rates and school dropout rates as well as criminal activities pose a problem within the community. Lakeburn Rocks! is planning to construct a rock climbing wall in hopes to get children and youth in the area involved in something fun and physically engaging. The wall is expected to be used by 525 club members and 175 community members, improving the lives and life skills of the children and youth of Lakeburn.

 This grant was made possible by the fundraising efforts of Members and Associates of GoodLife Fitness Dieppe. 

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The Confidence to Try #FEELGOODFRIDAY Lukas is a 10-year-old Raptors fan who plays basketball with his local chapter of Special Olympics, but it wasn’t that long ago that he was afraid to join a team. Lukas is an outgoing kid who likes to make friends and has always been very active. But his early experiences in organized physical activity were not positive. One of his biggest challenges with autism is struggling to follow directions in large groups. He was often told he was doing things wrong and even that he would embarrass the team. “These negative comments deflated his confidence, and he became afraid to try new things,” explained his mom Lisa. When he was eight, Lukas took part in the Sports of All Sorts program at the Geneva Centre for Autism. The supportive environment in the Sports of All Sorts program, funded by a GoodLife Kids grant, was a real game-changer for him. Constant encouragement and positive reinforcement gave Lukas a safe space to explore new activities without a fear of being judged. With one-on-one support he played basketball, baseball, tennis, and golf. “We’re so glad to make physical activity a regular part of Lukas’ life and we’ve found ways for him to continue practicing at home,” said Lisa. “We bought a tennis net for the backyard, and now that he’s not afraid, he loves to go to glow-in-the-dark mini-putt with his dad!” As Lukas turned around on the basketball court to wave to his mom, he gave her two big thumbs up and her eyes welled up with tears of joy. “Watching him enjoy himself, I’m overwhelmed with happiness and pride,” she shared. “He has talents! But most of all, he has regained a belief in himself – that he CAN do it – and that is so powerful.”

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