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Kamloops Core Team • • • •

Monthly team meetings with rotating Chair Broad office engagement Participation with Core Connections group Initiation and participation on branch and Foundation projects

• Presentations to staff meetings • Dispersed leadership model

Kamloops Core Team

2011 Summary & 2012 Plan May 2012

Power Start in Numbers Since February 2009 The goal of Power Start is to alleviate issues that pose barriers for children to reach their full potential. This is achieved by supporting children and families with transportation to school, opportunities for inclusion with peers, fun activities, and nutritional food. Children who take part in this program may be experiencing challenges in getting to school on time and are chosen by school staff.

4 schools served

148 unique children participating



volunteer days in hours by operation Urban Systems Power Start Team

The Power Start program includes transportation to school for children from their home starting at 7:30 am. Once at school, children participate in the Breakfast Program, and then join Boys and Girls Club program staff in movement, relaxation, grooming and preparation for the school day. When school begins the children go to their classrooms ready to learn with a nutritious snack for recess.

12,346 breakfasts served

12,346 morning home pickups


average cost of school program to attendance date rate of participant

6000 5000 4000






2000 1000 0




Boys & Girls Club of Kamloops

Stuart Wood Elementary School The Kamloops Foundation team mitigated a “good neighbour program” with this city centre elementary school following a tragic event in the ball court. Primed walls and completed on activity area in preparation for artwork, making a difference to improve the overall school spirit. New art and activity area helped to create excitement, making a bright and cheery environment for the school students and teachers and improving the school yard look to the nearby neighbours. Potential work for future phases - “Making a difference” long term is a possibility!





Approximately 100 volunteer hours

15 gallons of paint, no costs for pressure washer use

Junior Achievement The Junior Achievement “Economics for Success” program is directed to Grade 9 and 10 students to encourage them to think about their future beyond school and to promote the importance of eduction. The program is delivered by volunteers from the community who work from a course program through a series of modules. Engagement and hands-on participation of students is incorporated through preparation of a “living on your own” budget, resume writing and job interview role playing. Invested


The Foundation has supported this program in Kamloops for the past three years. This year, Shannon McQuillan and Tony Bradwelll were rookie presenters at a one-day session at Thompson Rivers University and the Foundation sponsored a pizza lunch with a donation of $1,000. Approximately 450 students attended from numerous schools throughout the Thompson school district. Tony stated that the program is “well laid-out, easy to follow and flexible and the kids were interested and eager to explore the topics”. 2 staff x 8 hours

+ 8 hours

Shannon McQuillan

Tony Bradwell

Uganda - Soup Day Throughout the winter, Urban Systems staff prepare homemade soup. The soup is sold by donation to staff for lunch and all proceeds raised are donated to the Uganda education program.

Our efforts help sponsor a student’s tuition/room/board ($1,000/year)


150 bowls of soup appreciated for lunch

$0 Raised






pen pal gifts

Strong Kids • 20 hours organizing Zumba and baking x 3 staff • 120 adults and 24 children learned to Zumba

180 baked goods sold 500










Young Women’s Conference Approximately 30 books provided, “The Teen’s Guide to World Domination. Advice on Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Awesomeness” by Josh Shipp.



55 girls with future vision/road map for their future success


Approximately 4 volunteer hours x 4 staff

United Way In communities across the country, United Ways – Centraides work to address the root causes of social problems, such as poverty. Part of this work necessarily involves gaining an understanding of the social, economic and cultural context of our communities, as well as trends occurring more broadly, such as nationally or globally, since these trends can have an impact on the health of our local communities in an effort to support our work to find solutions to critical social and community issues.


$600 Food for volunteer BBQ

The Kamloops Early Language and Literacy Initiative is comprised of a partnership of early childhood professionals, community members and parents, all with a commitment to building early language and literacy skills in preschool children. KELLI provides a continuum of early literacy information and programs for families with children from birth to age 5 in Kamloops.

KELLI/Interior Community Services



Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Invested

Walk sponsorship for June 2012


Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is the worldwide leader in funding research to cure type 1 diabetes, an autoimmune disease that strikes children and adults suddenly, but lasts a lifetime. JDRF sets the global agenda for diabetes research, and is the largest charitable funder of, and advocate for, diabetes science worldwide. JDRF is also committed to working tirelessly to develop new and better treatments to improve the lives of people who have type 1 diabetes and keep them as healthy as possible.

Kamloops Foundation Plan 2012-2013 $ Requested

Ongoing involvement and focus on current initiatives, including Power Start program with Boys and Girls Club Kamloops, Stuart Wood mural, Junior Achievement, YMCA Strong Kids, and School Conferences


Allowance for new/miscellaneous projects to support staff/external requests, and advance the “CSV� concept - likely through looking for additional opportuntities to assist with conferences and career fairs with our clients to help set young people on a path to future success


Allowance for general operations/communications Total

$500 $27,500

Kamloops Foundation Summary 2011-2012