Kids Now is a youth mentoring organization based out of Toronto that equips youth with essential life-success skills that enable them to make positive choices, increase their self-awareness, confidence and communication skills. With the right skills and dedicated mentors youth have the power to reach their full potential. Created by a Canadian educator, Janet King, who saw a need to complement the existing school curriculum with life skills development, kids.now has a proud tradition of helping youth, their families and communities. Since 1999, kids.now has empowered more than 11,000 youth across Canada, in more than 1,000 free after school in-school group mentoring programs. Mentoring-based programs like kids.now are widely recognized as contributing to strong, safe and healthy communities. Janet joins HCL Radio to discuss the program and the impact that its had on today's youth. Kids Now is aimed at grades 7 and 8, the ideal window of opportunity to teach youth key life skills they need NOW, before problems start to arise, to avoid dropping out of high school or getting into trouble and endangering their future income and employability. To learn more about the program or find out how you can become involved, please visit http://www.kidsnowcanada.org HCL Radio - Where developing leaders is more then just a game!
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