1. CAN’T USE YOUR TICKET – “Can’t Use Your Ticket” is our main program, where individuals or corporations donate tickets they are unable to use to Kids Up Front. On occasion, event promoters or coordinators donate groups of tickets as well. We partner with over 270 charitable agencies, schools, and government organizations in Calgary and surrounding areas to distribute the tickets to kids who wouldn’t normally have the opportunity to attend these events.
2. KIDS COUNT – In addition to providing cost-free access to various events, Kids Up Front provides hands-on learning opportunities through our Kids Count program. Our Kids Count opportunities are unique experiences delivered directly by our staff at Kids Up Front, in partnership with local community supporters and volunteers. Our Kids Count Program is designed to take a ticket to an event, and enrich that experience with educational and mentoring opportunities, and positive social interactions. It is above and beyond just a ticket. It can include food, transportation, VIP experiences, and more! These enhancements all aid in contributing to kids/youth experiencing hope and believing that there can be a future with possibilities beyond their previous perceived limitations. These include: field trips, art lessons, summer camps, our Getzlaf’s Gamers program, box suites and more. Check out our blog for more examples!