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Strive to Thrive

Strive to Thrive is The Children’s Foundations’ newest program that is set to complement both Playing for Keeps and Camps of Hope.

 

Playing for Keeps provides children and youth with opportunities to stay physically active, Camps of Hope provides experiences for children and youth to venture outside of their neighborhoods, and learn who they are as an individual, and now with Strive to Thrive, we can provide the freedom for youth to learn new skills through funding and resources.

Strive to Thrive will help pay for registration costs for youth who are interested in taking skills courses to strengthen their ability to become independent, productive adults. Strive to Thrive will help with courses such as mental health first aid, cooking classes, driving courses, budgeting classes, and any course, or class that will help youth to ‘thrive’ in their lives. Funding is also available for mental health resources such as therapy and counseling.

With the growing number of children and youth experiencing challenges to their mental health and the added effects of Covid-19 pandemic safety measures such as restrictions and isolation for safety, The Children’s Foundation wants to focus on reducing the barriers to access programs and resources for youth in our community. Ultimately our goal is to strengthen and support their physical, mental, and emotional health.

Eligibility for Strive to Thrive Courses & Classes

​Register a minimum of 10 business days prior to the start of the class to ensure the application will be processed

  • ​Recipients must be between the ages of 13-21 years (if the applicant is under the age of 13, please send in an application, exceptions may be made)

  • Families/Individuals must reside in Hastings, Northumberland, or Prince Edward Counties and be unable to pay the registration costs

  • Families may apply for up to $300 per calendar year

  • Funds are awarded only for registration fees

  • Proof of Employment and additional info may be required to process the application

  • All application forms must be fully completed for the application to be processed

  • Payment will be made directly to the organization/program

  • Organizations must provide proof of registration before payment will be issued

  • Families are asked to contribute a minimum of 10% of the registration fees if possible

  • Applicants and organizations will be notified within 10 business days of receipt of their fully completed application regarding approval status if possible

  • Families involved with HSCA are automatically approved and not required to send proof of income but must provide the name of their current social worker through HSCA

  • Families on ODSP or OW are automatically approved but required to send proof of social assistance

  • Families not involved with HSCA or on ODSP or OW, are required to send proof of income. Please attach to your form, or send a separate email to tcf@highlandshorescas.com with the first and last name of the child in the subject line

Care Kits & Resource Booklets

 

Strive to Thrive offers care kits/packages for youth who may be living on their own for the first time and may need a little extra support. Strive to Thrive also offers ‘resource booklets’ to youth who are out on their own, at school, or looking to learn more about the area they are in. The resource booklet is curated specifically to the youth’s location, interests & needs. It is crucially important that youth who may be at school, living on their own, or looking to explore have the resources they need to do so.

​Eligibility for Strive to Thrive Care Packages & Resource Booklets

  • Recipients must be between the ages of 13-21 years

  • Families/Individuals must reside in Hastings, Northumberland, or Prince Edward Counties

  • Families/Individuals involved with HSCA are not required to send proof of income

  • Families/Individuals on ODSP or OW are required to send proof of income

  • Families/Individuals not involved with HSCA or on ODSP or OW, are required to send proof of income. Please attach to your form, or send a separate email to tcf@highlandshorescas.com with the first and last name of the child in the subject line

How can Families/Individuals Apply?

  • Print the attached PDF form and send a photo or scan it to tcf@highlandshorescas.com

  • Include photos of corresponding documents as required