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The Jumpstart Afterschool Program is a youth-driven delivery model that provides structured participation opportunities for children living in core neighbourhoods during the afterschool time period. The program targets youth ages 9-12, and is offered in 7 schools located in core areas of Saskatoon.
Participants in these schools are less likely to be physically active than other schools due to barriers such as transportation, finances, and access to cultural resources. The Jumpstart Afterschool Program aims to give children and youth a hand up – making valuable experiences available and training them to become the leaders of tomorrow.
This program includes 60 pre-planned sport and cultural activities that aim to enhance physical ability, leadership skills and overall wellbeing.
Developed in partnership with Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools, Saskatoon Public Schools, Canadian Tire Saskatoon stores (#133 & #296) and Give Kids A Chance Charity, the program will be offered in seven schools – four public and three Catholic – located in core areas of the city.