ABOUT BEE ME KIDZ
If only all kids had the same opportunities to succeed! Unfortunately, some are trapped in a cycle that creates barriers, holding them back.
Bee Me Kidz, an educational non-profit, empowers and inspires elementary aged children and their families to develop the social and emotional skills that will enable them to succeed in school and life.
Bee Me Kidz is FREE and available to any family in the community that is looking to move forward in a positive direction. By partnering with parents, schools and community members we strive to create a balanced and informational approach to family growth and achievement.
In short, our mission is to help kids and families be the best Me they can Bee!
Levelling the playing field
The need for the Bee Me Kidz program is real! Child poverty in Canada is a growing problem and poverty-related stressors can severely impact a child’s ability to learn in school. The result is often low grades and high dropout rates that perpetuate the cycle of poverty.
Bee Me Kidz levels the playing field for children from different socioeconomic backgrounds by helping them develop the skills and resiliency they need to have the same learning potential as other Canadian kids.
A fun and valuable learning experience for all
Through crafts, games and social activities plus the world-renowned PATHS® (Promoting Alternative THinking Strategies) program, Bee Me Kidz children have fun and develop friendships as they learn important social and emotional skills. A bounty of wholesome, nutritional meals and snacks are provided.
The program has a parental support component (with free babysitting for Bee Me Kidz siblings), so that the benefits can continue at home. There is also an integration plan that brings Bee Me Kidz into the classroom at local schools. Bee Me Kidz values its partnerships with parents, guardians and schools, and actively seeks their input and feedback.
Bee Me Kidz is growing
Bee Me Kidz is transforming lives and communities! It operates FREE OF CHARGE at two locations every Saturday during the school year from 8:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. for Bee Me Leaderz (grades 4 & 5) and their families and 10:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. for Bee Me Kidz (grades 1-3) and their families.