Help Us to Shape a Brighter Future

Our greatest fundraising need at PLEA is our KidStart Program. KidStart is our one-to-one volunteer-based mentoring program for children and youth facing challenges at home, at school and in the community. Their diverse circumstances often make them ineligible for other programs

We recruit, screen and train caring adult volunteers to mentor these kids. KidStart mentors encourage them to develop their own interests, support their learning and skill building and open doors so they can discover new activities in the community. They model positive attitudes and are culturally diverse. Most importantly, our mentors are flexible, creative, patient, reliable and spend time developing trust. KidStart relationships are open end and many remain active for years.

Since we began, more than 30 years ago we have helped more than 2800 kids across British Columbia. This has only been possible because of the generous support of our funders, donors and volunteer. With your aim we can help many more. To donate to this much-needed, much-loved program click here.