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Right to Play Kingston

Promoting Life-Skills in Aboriginal Youth PLAY Program
Join RIGHT TO PLAY Kingston

The Right to Play program acts as a bridge, a partner and an ally so communities can lead the way in transforming the lives of Aboriginal youth across the country. The Promoting Life-skills in Aboriginal Youth (PLAY) program partners with more than 85 First Nations communities and urban Aboriginal organizations across Canada to deliver safe, fun and educational programming for Aboriginal children and youth. Each uniquely tailored play-based program is designed to enhance educational outcomes, improve peer-to-peer relationships, increase employability and improve physical and mental health amongst Aboriginal children and youth.

Looking for ways to get involved?
Become Community Mentors through work study, SWEP and volunteer positions

LET: The program LET brings together Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth, ages 17-24, from different areas of Kingston to discuss the issues they see in their community. LET meets to discuss and plan ways to make positive change for the Indigenous community in Kingston through event-based initiatives. Programming focuses on cultural awareness and education, developing leadership/mentorship skills, health and active living, and diabetes prevention and awareness. 

FIT FAM: Fit Fam is a weekly, evening program that runs out of J.G Simcoe Pubic School. This program seeks to bring children, youth and parents/guardians together to develop better communication and teamwork skills, increased confidence, and foster leadership through play-based activities and sports. Programming occurs throughout the school year with the gym and is them moved outdoors beginning in June and continuing on through the summer. 

ABORIGINAL YOUTH LEADERSHIP PROGRAM: The Aboriginal Youth Leadership Program provides Indigenous youth, grades 8-12, with the opportunity to partake in meaningful programming within a safe and supportive space. This program focuses on diabetes prevention and awareness, health and nutrition, cultural education & awareness, healthy relationships, and sports activities. 

   

 

Katarokwi Aboriginal School Volunteers: FDASC has created a relationship with the Katarokwi Aboriginal School in Kingston which is an alternative high school for Aboriginal Students. In this environment the students have the opportunity to participate in ceremonies and other cultural activities. Community Mentors provide weekly health and nutrition activities, sports and recreation opportunities, diabetes prevention and awareness, and life skills workshops. 

If you are interested in any of the various work/study or volunteer opportunities get in touch with Lisa Doxtator
Learn more about the NGO Right to Play 

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