Be part of Ready, Set, Goal!

Ready, Set, Goal! (RSG!) is our FREE kid-led leadership program!  We invite 9-12 year olds to become leaders by setting and achieving goals that will impact their communities.  Using an inquiry-based approach, Kids will be challenged to think creatively, communicate powerfully, build confidence, take on responsibility and most importantly, have fun!

Applications for Ready, Set, Goal! 2020-21 are now open!

Click here to apply!

About Ready, Set, Goal!

Kids are matched one-to-one with a trained adult volunteer (KidCoach) who will support their ideas and work towards a community goal project (Goal of Contribution).  Through weekly 30-minute phone calls, four virtual Activity Days, and our Activity Book, Kids have a safe space to build strong connections with their KidCoach and other program participants.  Together they will learn what it means to be a leader by making a positive impact on a community.

Check out last year’s Goal of Contributions at: https://www.popfest.ca/

Ready, Set, Goal! Frequently Asked Questions

Ready, Set, Goal! is a program for Kids who:
  • are between 9-12 years old during time of the program
  • have access to a phone for weekly 30-minute calls
  • have access to internet on a computer or tablet device for four scheduled Activity Days
  • are open to learning more about Possibility Thinking!
We asked Kids and adults to think of as many possible ways a paperclip could be used.  On average, Kids came up with five times as many ideas than adults! Possibility Thinking is the ability to see opportunities where others see obstacles.  Kids become powerful decision makers when they take ownership of their ideas.  Our Kid-led approach allows them to feel seen, heard and acknowledged with support from a KidCoach that promotes learning opportunities in every situation.  KidCoaches work with their Kids to turn possibility thinking into possibility doing!
Activity Days are virtual meet-ups with your Kid and Crew. These meet-ups are a great way to connect and engage with others through fun and interactive activities with your KidCoach and Crew. Pop!Fest is a graduation celebration that showcases the accomplishments of Kids and KidCoaches throughout the program. Participation in Activity Days and Pop!Fest is mandatory. See below for important dates:
  • AD1 - Saturday, November 21, 2020
  • AD2 - Saturday, February 6, 2021
  • AD3 - Saturday, April 10, 2021
  • AD4 - Saturday, May 15, 2021
  • POP!Fest - Saturday, May 29, 2021
KidCoaches are adult volunteers who want to give their time to support Kids to become future leaders. They represent diverse cultures and backgrounds. A successful KidCoach is highly adaptable, non-judgemental, approachable and passionate about giving back to their communities by supporting kids. To become a KidCoach they must be interviewed, reference checked, attend training, and submit a police background check.
KidCoaches and Kids are grouped into teams that we refer to as Crews. Crews are composed of up to 10 Kids and 10 KidCoaches, and are led by a volunteer Crew Captain, who is also a former KidCoach. Your Crew Captain leads your Crew by providing support and encouragement. On Activity Days, Crews will connect as a group, doing activities together, and sharing about your experience in the program as you go along. As Crew members, you can also celebrate all that you've achieved together while you go through your own journey in Ready, Set, Goal!
If you have any questions, or would like to learn more about Ready, Set, Goal!, you can email us at kids@fpcanada.org which is the best way to reach us. Voicemails will be answered by soon as possible by our Community Outreach Coordinators. You can contact Adith Mathew at (416) 923-0777 x234, or Eric Tam at (416) 923-0777 x239.
 

To learn more about being a KidCoach, please visit the Be a KidCoach! page to learn more.