School’s Out Summer

Help 1,000 more kids get the summer they deserve.

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Too many kids in need miss out on the support that keeps them healthy, happy, and resilient when their programs finish at the end of the school year.

1 in 5 BC kids live in poverty and cost is one of the main barriers to attending summer programming. With your help, we can make sure that all kids have access to the same support during the summer months.

When you give to United Way School’s Out Summer program, you’re helping kids from underserved communities:

  • Strengthen their mental health, understanding, and coping skills
  • Create positive connections with role models and other adults
  • Establish healthy, long-term friendships
  • Reduce learning loss between school years
  • Have regular access to healthy, nutritious, and culturally appropriate snacks

Access to quality support programming, all year round

During the school year, United Way School’s Out after-school programming provides healthy, safe, educational activities for children in Grades 1-7 between 3 – 6 pm at BC elementary schools. However, at the end of June, many kids lose access to the vital out-of-schooltime supports that they’re used to.

This is where we stepped in to fill the summer gap in support services through the new United Way School’s Out Summer program. This new program gives kids access to free or low-cost quality summer programs that is critical for their emotional and social well-being, academic success, and physical health, and overall well-being.

School’s Out Summer

Give a child a great summer

Our quality, free or low-cost programs help kids build friendships, connect with positive role models, combat learning loss, and create memories that will last a lifetime.