The Brockville Police Service and volunteers with their After School Program will be setting up voting stations at Stingers this afternoon from 3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. as part of a community effort to obtain a grant through the Aviva Community Fund. There will 8-10 voting stations set up at Stingers using iPads, laptops and desktop computers for voting and volunteers to assist members of the community who wish to vote to support the project. For those who wish to vote at home and have not already voted the link is https://www.avivacommunityfund.org/voting/project/view/17-423#plus
The Aviva Community Fund has for the past 8 years invested in charitable community initiatives across Canada, protecting people and things you love in your community, and supporting community causes you care about the most.
The Brockville Police After School Program was developed to fill a gap in after school programming for youth in the Brockville area. The program allows youths in grades 7-12 to participate in a variety of activities and be connected to resources in a safe, inclusive adult supported environment.
The program which focuses on fitness and health runs every Tuesday during the school year from 3:00-5:00 p.m. and participants take part in activities such as laser tag, basketball, hockey, baseball, volleyball, badminton and obstacle courses. Youths can also play board games, magic, arts and crafts and fun team building games.
In addition the program, youths have access to a healthy snack or meal to stay energized throughout their participation. Students also have access to peer support in the homework area for those who wish to take advantage of this opportunity as well.
The program also provides opportunity for children to access many community agencies which may become important at some time in their lives such as the Employment and Education Centre, the Lanark, Leeds and Grenville Health Unit and Children’s Mental Health of Leeds and Grenville.
The program is free of charge for all participants.
Please support the Brockville Police Service After School Program and the Brockville’s youth by casting your vote at https://www.avivacommunityfund.org/voting/project/view/17-423#plus today.