A.L.L. For Kids Continuing To Support Chatham-Kent Youth
Recreation and sports are expensive. Luckily for Chatham-Kent residents who want to have their children involved, there is help available in the form of the A.L.L For Kids program.
Children involved in extra-curricular activities such as recreation and sport learn valuable life lessons. It helps to prepare for future life experiences by developing all areas of the child – physical, social, emotional and cognitive. Unfortunately, many activities have costs that prohibit a portion of our population from participating.
The “A.L.L. (Activity, Leisure, Lessons) For Kids” program covers the cost of extra-curricular activities for Chatham-Kent children whose parents could otherwise not afford it. The program has financially supported the activities of approximately 1,000 Chatham-Kent children per year since its inception in 2001.
Parents are screened for financial need prior to the children receiving assistance. Once approved, children are allowed two extra-curricular sessions of activities per year. The program is very flexible in what the child can take and choices include, but are not limited to: house-league sports (such as hockey, baseball, soccer, martial arts, archery, horse back riding), camps (such as summer daycamps and overnight camps), art lessons, music lessons, Girl Guides, Scouts and more. Funding is limited and money is allocated on a first come, first served basis.
For more information, income limits and to apply visit: www.chatham-kent.ca/allforkids