Across Hinton, groups are joining together to take action, creating positive change and seeking to create the best possible Hinton for our residents. One of the many coalitions and partnerships to come from this growing movement is the partnership of Hinton Kids for Success (HKFS) and Bringing Empowered Students Together (BEST). Together, these groups will host a series of speaker engagements, offering parents an opportunity to hear important, relevant information directly from local experts.
Starting in January of 2017, HKFS and BEST will begin hosting parent nights. These nights will offer free childcare for those who are attending, a reputable local speaker, and a space for discussion focused on relevant topics for parents, particularly for mental health and childhood development.Events are scheduled to take place the fourth Thursday of each month, from 6 – 715 pm
Hinton Kids for Success
Providing out of school childcare for students enrolled in Kindergarten up to age 12, HKFS offers a safe transition from the school to a controlled, supervised environment where children can socialize, play and learn. HKFS children are greeted at the school bus drop off and escorted to the Guild Space. In addition to fun programming, HKFS offers homework support.
Bringing Empowered Students Together (Website)
BEST is one of 38 Mental Health Capacity Building (MHCB) In-School Initiatives across Alberta. MHCB works to improve the mental wellness of children, youth and families by raising awareness of mental health and promoting positive coping strategies. Project staff work with local community agencies, parents and teachers to help our children and youth develop their resiliency skills.