Meet Craig

Craig was growing up in a situation no child should ever have to face: living with highly volatile family dynamics which included alcoholism, multiple moves, and frequently switching schools.

CityKidz transformed Craig’s life and now he’s helping do the same for others!

Craig started at CityKidz when he was five years old. Determined to show his appreciation, he decided to become a CityKidz volunteer when he turned 12. Starting as a Junior Leader, Craig helped supervise children on two different buses and he also made weekly home visits with a mentor. Now 18, Craig is a Team Captain with his very own bus route. He visits children each week in their homes and mentors his own Junior Leader. But that’s not all, Craig also volunteers at another community based organization and this fall he will be attending Mohawk college. Craig says that even though his home life has been unstable and often difficult, he knows he can still be successful at whatever he puts his mind to.

Craig feels hope in the midst of a hard life.

Craig’s resilience, determination, and strength of character in the face of adversity were recognized recently when he was one of only a few students to receive an award of excellence at the provincial level.

CityKidz transformed Craig’s life and now he’s helping do the same for others!

Volunteering at CityKidz is a fantastic way to meet like-minded individuals, diversify your skill set, uncover a new passion and invest in the lives of individual children, and your city.