At CityKidz Regina, we believe every child should have the right to dream big, the right to have hope and the right to a positive image. Unfortunately, this is not the case so many children.
We are seeing an increase in criminal activity involving our teens. What is causing this increase? There are so many answers and variables, but it all comes down to not having a strong adult support system. And we have seen this increase happen all through the pandemic.
Unfortunately, many of our programs were shut down and we had to make adjustments on how we connected with the children and families. Our new model work great for the younger children, as they were still feeling connected with us dropping by for our weekly connect visits and moving programming to the front lawns of each home. For the youth this was not enough, they were wanting to get away from the home and be in the “safe” place, something that CityYouth provided. As such, because there was not in-person group programming they began to make their own. Of course, as we can see from the news it was not the right choices. There was no one holding them accountable and providing the strong adult support they really needed.
Join us on Tuesday, June 13th for the CityKidz Regina 2nd Annual Breakfast of Hope. Regina Police Chief Evan Bray will be talking about the correlation of poverty and criminal activity. He will also be addressing how Community Based Organizations, such as CityKidz Regina is a key step in the preventing this increase in criminal activity among our teens and young people. Tickets for the Breakfast of Hope are available at Eventbrite: CityKidz Regina 2023 Breakfast of Hope Tickets
Unable to attend the Breakfast but would still like to be a part of reducing crime among our teens, you can assist by Sponsoring the Breakfast of Hope or making a one-time donation. For sponsorship opportunities reach out:
HELP US KEEP THOSE HOPES AND DREAMS ALIVE!