Become a KidCoach and Inspire Possibility!

 

About Ready, Set, Goal!

The Ready, Set, Goal! program is a six-month leadership development program that matches a child between the ages of 9-12 with their own volunteer KidCoach. Through weekly phone calls using a guided Activity Book, the KidCoach supports the child through the process of setting and accomplishing a Goal of Contribution – a goal that benefits the child’s community. 

Applications are now closed for the 2021/22 program year.

For any questions, please email volunteer@fpcanada.org.

 

KidCoaching – Frequently Asked Questions

  • Be at least 19 years of age
  • Have access to a laptop/tablet device with video conferencing capabilities
  • Submit a KidCoach application
  • Obtain a cleared Police Check
  • Pass a phone/video interview and reference check with FPK staff
  • Attend our virtual KidCoach Training
  • Conduct 30-minute weekly phone calls with a Kid from November – May (24 calls in total)
  • Attend 4 virtual Activity Days + POP!Fest celebration event
  • Submit an online check-in report after each call
  • Engage in on-going communication with a Crew Captain* (*See “What is a Crew and Crew Captain” below)
  • Supportive, open, and encouraging
  • Highly adaptable and understands that every Kid’s lived experience is unique
  • Able to create a non-judgemental space that allows for ideation and creative expression
  • Able to take a step back and allow Kids to find their own answers and take leadership in their own journey
  • Follow along the Ready, Set, Goal! Activity Book
  • Go through 24 sessions together + 3 fun Booster calls
  • Enjoy interactive questions and activities to complete together
  • Guide your Kid in creating, planning and implementing a Goal of Contribution
A Crew Captain is an experienced volunteer who leads a team of up to 7 KidCoaches and 7 Kids. Crew Captains are the first point of contact for KidCoaches and provide them with ongoing communication and coaching support. Additionally, Crew Captains lead the facilitation of Crew Talks & Activity Day sessions, and are responsible for sharing program related updates with their Crew members.   
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.  Participation in Activity Days is mandatory. POP!Fest is a graduation celebration that showcases the accomplishments of Kids and KidCoaches throughout the program. See below for Activity Day dates:
  • Activity Day 1 - Saturday, November 27, 2021
  • Activity Day 2 - Saturday, January 29, 2022
  • Activity Day 3 - Saturday, April 9, 2022
  • Activity Day 4 - Saturday, May 14, 2022
  • POP!Fest - Saturday, May 28, 2022
Possibility Thinking is the idea that anything is possible with creativity, determination, and optimism. At FPK, we believe it is the driving force of success for both children and adults. Possibility Thinking involves thinking outside of the box and finding creative solutions to problems while not giving up and remaining optimistic in the face of challenges. Staff and volunteers at FPK promote and inspire Possibility Thinking by engaging Kids with curiosity, mindfulness, and acknowledgements. Our Programs provide creative opportunities where new, fun, and even wild ideas are encouraged.