Our Philosophy

Washington Kids Foundation is a registered charity that relies on a team of dedicated, hands on founders, partners, donors and volunteers to make magic happen.

Our Life Pillars philosophy – made up of Fit For Life, Lead For Life and Learn For Life elements, is designed to give youth ages 5-18 a solid foundation on which to create a better life. By providing a positive, safe environment and a team of mentors dedicated to helping youth reconnect with their passions and goals, we help them overcome obstacles getting in the way of their success.

  • Fit For Life – Fitness and nutrition workshops and training focused on improving motor skills, flexibility, strength, team participation and overall well-being.
  • Lead for Life – Individual and group mentoring sessions and role modelling focused on building self-awareness, self-esteem, self-confidence, respect for oneself and others, and overcoming challenges and fear.
  • Learn for Life – Workshops and tutoring designed to help youth develop effective reading, study and homework techniques, set and achieve goals and acquire the discipline to stay focused on the task at hand.

Our Centres

The Washington Kids Centres are safe, accessible facilities where children and youth can have fun and develop a sense of belonging when they’re away from home and school. The Centres give kids an opportunity to establish positive relationships, learn, be active and creative, build confidence, and hang out with friends old and new.

North Vancouver Centre

108B 245 Fell Avenue

North Vancouver, BC V7P 2K1

Joe Yankanna, Manager

604-770-4939 Centre

604-961-1176 Cell



Hours of Operation

School Year

  • Monday to Friday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, 3:00 – 6:00 pm
  • Thursdays 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

School Breaks/Holidays

  • Monday to Friday 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Surrey Centre

104 – 18485 53rd Avenue

Surrey, BC V3S 7A4

Aaron Myette, Manager

604-372-1886 Centre

604-700-7508 Cell



Hours of Operation

School Year

  • Monday to Friday 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Thursdays 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

School Breaks/Holidays

Facility Rental

The North Vancouver and Surrey Centres are available for rent on weekends, for athletic team training sessions, birthday parties and meetings.

For enquiries and rental rates please contact tspencer@washingtonkidsfoundation.com.