“I’m a great believer in luck. The harder I work, the more of it I seem to have.” — Coleman Cox

Family Fun Night
March 14, 2020
5:00 Dinner
6:00 Activities
THEME: Fears & Worries
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Active Families
March 28, 2020
1:00-4:00 PM
Zumba & Smoothie Making
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Shift Youth Fridays
6:30-9:00 PM
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Shift Youth
Spring Break Laser Quest
March 27, 2020
9:30-4:00 PM
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Hike Like A Girl Meet Up
Have a teen girl interested in hiking?
Join our Monthly Hikes
email youth@kidsontrack.org for more info

Family Fun Night and Parent Cafe 

Family Fun Night is a once-a-month gathering where we eat family-style around the table then split off into activities. Each month the kids and parents alike learn strategies and life skills around the chosen topic in creative and fun ways! Our theme for 2020 is How To Train Your Emotions.

Worries and fears in kids can be a tough thing to navigate. Join us at Family Fun Night March 14, 2020 for practical tips and tricks on how to help your child through their worries and fears and come out the other side a more resilient child.

Parent Cafe: Helping your child apply new strategies to deal with fears and worries

Kids Clubhouses: How do I face my fears? Kids will meet Shaggy, a sheep dog, who is afraid of EVERYTHING! How can Shaggy be helped?

5:00 Supper
6:00-7:30 Activities

CLICK HERE for more Family Fun Night information.

Volunteering with Kids On Track isn’t just giving KOT support- it’s becoming part of a community!

Check out some opportunities below:

  • BUS DRIVERS: Do you have your bus license and your S Endorsement? We need you! Various times and days available- once a month, or every week, we can use you!
  • OFFICE FACELIFT: Do you have great painting skills? Can you cut in like nobody’s business? Does painting a wall give you a sense of satisfaction? We are giving the KOT office a facelift and need some painters!
  • RECEPTIONIST: Do you have some extra time on your hands? Are you pleasant on the phone? We need people to answer phones! Come, read a book, and answer our phones! The system is simple, and easy to use. We’ll even supply the coffee or tea!

Contact Franc at 780-481-2942 or franc@kidsontrack.org

                  Why We Do What We Do

Kids On Track hosted our donor and sponsor appreciation night on February 22. It was a time of celebration of what a community coming together can accomplish. Kids On Track graciously accepted a cheque from Rotary Club of Edmonton Mayfield, a donation that will help many children attend an action-packed summer program. Darrien Byers, a youth involved in our LITE Program, contributed to the evening with an original song, and Stephi Teta shared her story of hope and how Kids On Track has impacted her life.

A highlight of the evening was as group of young people from Dr. Lila Fahlman School who came to present a cheque to Kids On Track from their hard-earned fundraising dollars. This was no ordinary connection, however. Accompanying these three young men was Krista who many years ago found Kids On Track in a dark time. She penned this letter to Kids On Track:

“My name is Krysta Workman and my life has been bettered because of Kids on Track. My life wasn’t always as wonderful as it is now. About fifteen years ago I struggled through a dark place, I was unemployed, homeless as well as struggling with addiction. That is when kids on track approached myself. They came from a place of support and kindness, I never felt judged so I was able to accept their assistance specifically with my 7 year old daughter. They picked her up once a week and fed her and provided her with a loving faith based wall to stand against when I could not be that for her. They provided her with a free summer camp where she could just be a kid and even sponsored her with supplies for the camp that I could not afford. Fast forward fifteen years and she is now a beautiful 22 year old well adjusted young woman. We own our own home and I am financially secure. I am finally in a position where I am able to personally give back to an organization that gave so much to a single mother and her child.”

Looking back at this past year, we at Kids On Track stand proud of what we have accomplished and look forward with hope to all that is to come in 2020.

If you would like to read our Annual Community Report, CLICK HERE. 

Leader: What was the best part of your week?

Kid: The best part of my week is hanging out with you!

Leader: Awwww. That’s sweet!

Kid: Ok, you guys go cry about it, we’ll keep playing the game!

Summer Program Registration

We’ve made it through Winter, Second Winter, and False Spring. As we head into Salt Slush and Mud Season, Kids On Track turns our attention to our Summer Programs.

Parents in West Edmonton often have the nagging question: What will I do with my kids this summer? Kids On Track knows that summer can be a challenging time for keeping kids and youth busy on a budget. That’s why we have the Kids On Track Summer Program, saving kids from boredom and parents from bored kids.

Kids Summer Day camps, for Grades 1-6, rotate through different West Edmonton communities each week, pairing fun, engaging character education in the morning with an exciting field trip each afternoon. Children will participate in group activities every morning that focus on themes that teach skills needed to build resiliency. Active group initiatives encourage cooperation and team work.  Trips to the Edmonton Valley Zoo, John Janzen Nature Center, and Telus World of Science engage kids’ imaginations while weekly bike rides in the River Valley and visits to swimming pools and splash parks make getting active fun. That’s not all! The summer wraps up with a week at a local ranch camp, complete with horse back riding, archery, outdoor adventures and all the makings of life-long memories and friendships. How good is that!

Kids On Track takes it up a notch with our youth summer program. Teens are kept busy and engaged with full-day activities four days a week concluding with a week-long camping adventure in Jasper. They get youth off the couch, off their phones and active while making amazing friends. High school girls reach new heights backpacking in the Hike Like a Girl adventure! Engaging youth mentors know how to really connect with youth creating a space where they want to come and bring a friend.

Space is limited – Online Registration opens March 18th.