At Washington Kids Foundation we sincerely believe that all youth deserve the opportunity to achieve their fullest potential. We inspire youth to live with purpose, passion and commitment to build the necessary skills to overcome challenges and experience sustained success. Our programs provide a platform for youth to compete, connect and care for themselves and others.
Our Life Pillars philosophy – made up of Fit For Life, Lead For Life and Learn For Life elements, is designed to give youth a solid foundation on which to create a better life. By providing a positive, safe environment and a team of mentors dedicated to helping youth reconnect with their passions and goals, we help them overcome obstacles getting in the way of their success.
Fit For Life
Learn For Life
Lead For Life
Truth & Reconciliation Statement
The Washington Kids Foundation acknowledges that our programs take place on the unceded traditional and ancestral territories of Indigenous people. Our centres and programs are located on the lands of the Semiahmoo, Kwantlen, Katzie and Tsawwassen First Nations in the Lower Mainland, the Squamish First Nation in the North, and the Esquimalt, Songhees and WSÁNEĆ First Nations on Vancouver Island. We respect all First Nations peoples whose historical relationship with the land continues to this day. We acknowledge Canada’s grim history that led to the suffering of Indigenous peoples and the impact generational trauma continues to have on Indigenous youth, families, and communities. We believe every youth deserves the opportunity to achieve their fullest potential and are dedicated to providing those opportunities in every place our programs run.
Washington Kids Foundation used the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Actions along with our mission statement to develop an actionable plan for Truth and Reconciliation.