All That Kids Can Be
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Leeds and Grenville
Big Brothers Big Sisters provides quality mentoring programs to children and youth aged 6-18 in Leeds and Grenville. Our mission is to “enable life-changing mentoring relationships to ignite the power and potential of young people.” Many children and youth struggle with societal barriers and face adversities in their lives. Facing prolonged adversity creates toxic stress in the brain that can negatively impact development. With the support of a mentor, these risks can be reduced or even avoided, and youth can reach their full potential. Our Vision is that, “all young people realize their full potential.”
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Leeds and Grenville is grateful to United Way for supporting our basic needs support program. Through this funding we are able to support some of our highest needs families who struggle with food insecurity.
In 2021-2022 United Way is generously funding increased staffing for our drop in program. The Big Brothers Big Sisters office in Brockville is a welcoming place where youth can come to talk to a caring adult, get a meal or a snack, pick up clothing from our gently used clothing donations, get homework support or spend time with staff and peers.
Youth Transitional Housing Manager: 613-246-2092
The mission of Connect Youth Inc. is to assist, support and refer young people in need and to advocate for youth in partnerships with our communities. We provide services for youth ages 12-25 in Leeds & Grenville. Our primary functions include the provision of basic needs items, referrals to community agencies, life skills education, connections to social and recreation opportunities, as well as transportation and accompaniment to appointments. Additionally, our housing program operates 5 transitional apartments which are designed to provide short term stays and intensive case management for youth ages 16-25 experiencing homelessness in Leeds & Grenville. Our housing program is operated in partnership with the United Counties of Leeds & Grenville and Government of Canada’s Reaching Home program.
Family & Children’s Services
Family and Children’s Services of Lanark, Leeds and Grenville (FCSLLG) is a non-profit organization that serves children and families in the counties of Lanark, Leeds and Grenville and their surrounding areas. We are commonly referred to as a child welfare services agency or a children’s aid society. FCSLLG supports families and protects children so they can grow up safe from abuse and neglect.
Girls Incorporated of Upper Canada
Girls Inc. delivers life-changing programs and experiences that equip girls to overcome serious barriers to grow up strong, smart and bold. At Girls Inc., girls are in a safe, girls-only environment where professionally trained women help them build life skills and aspire to be all they can be. With this critical support, girls seize opportunity and thrive. Specific areas of program focus include: STEM, violence prevention, economic literacy, leadership, media literacy, peer pressure, healthy relationships and healthy sexuality.
Kempville Youth Centre
Programming description: The Kemptville Youth Centre is a safe space offering free programming, Monday to Friday for youth ages 12-18. We provide daily nutritional snacks, recreational and arts and culture programming. We have wifi and computers available. A great place to bring your friends, hang out and enjoy some social time . Cooking meals with friends, playing ping pong or pool are just some ways to enjoy your time at KYC . We have many excursions during the year that range from swimming, kayaking, organized recreational sports, bowling or the movies,we are always finding ways for youth to have fun and support their personal health and mental wellness. We encourage youth input and support youth advocacy in our community. We are here for you!
RNJ Youth Services
RNJ Youth Services provides proven and effective services, in collaboration with community partners, such that every client we engage realizes opportunities for personal growth. Our services are provided throughout the Counties of Leeds, Grenville and Lanark. Our Connections program is one of many collaborative programs we offer. Since 2015, the Connections program has provided evidence-based services in Leeds and Grenville Counties, for youth in grades 6-12 who were disengaging from the school system for a variety of reasons. Our goal is to support the student so they can get back on track and achieve academic success. Connections programming provides a context within which all community service partners, and their staff, work together to improve educational outcomes and personal well-being for these youth and their families.