Helping Canadian kids have a healthier future- that’s what the GoodLife Kids Foundation wants to promote for youth across our country. The TFSS’ beyond 3:30 became a top ten finalist in their nation-wide Win 4 Kids contest. The contest gave away $100,000 to organizations/programs across Canada that are getting kids physically active. The public had the opportunity to vote online from February 2 to March 6th. Prizes were awarded on March 7th with the beyond 3:30 program winning $5,000!
It’s during the hours after school lets out that children are most vulnerable. Instead of spending time on the streets, or going home to an empty apartment, beyond 3:30 gives students between the ages of 11 and 14 a safe and welcoming place for sports and physical fitness, a nutritious meal, and homework support each school day — opportunities that are out of reach for most families facing poverty issues. The program is offered free to all participants and each day a minimum of 60 minutes of skills-oriented physical activity helps students become healthier while learning important leadership and teamwork skills — not to mention excelling at sports and having a great time doing it.
“The reality is that only five percent of Canadian kids achieve the recommended amount of daily physical activity,” said Lisa Burrows, Executive Director, GoodLife Kids Foundation. “GoodLife Kids Foundation believes we can change that reality and that is why we are excited to be holding our Win 4 Kids contest again this year. Through support of fantastic organizations like our ten finalists, we can work towards our vision of providing every Canadian kid the opportunity to live a fit and healthy good life.”
GoodLife Kids Foundation is a private foundation with a vision for every Canadian kid to have the opportunity to live a fit and healthy good life.