About Future Possibilities for Kids
Future Possibilities for Kids (FPK) is a non-profit organization that coached children to believe in themselves and lead community change. Since 2001, FPK delivered innovative and effective coaching-based programs free of cost to children from communities facing barriers across the Greater Toronto Area. Programming focused on children ages 9-12 and offered them an alternative learning environment that nurtures a growth mindset, possibility thinking, increases resilience and supports their meaningful engagement with local/global issues. Over 6,000 children have become leaders through FPK’s programs. Building kids, youth and adults as Agents of Change was at the core of FPK’s mandate. We saw the impact of our leadership program with past participants returning to participate as volunteers and even Board Members.
In May 2023 FPK offered its last program. Like many other small organizations, the COVID-19 pandemic was challenging for the organization. The overall economic environment, challenges facing the non-profit sector, and a shift in funding strategies and priorities with some of our long-standing funding partners has left FPK unable to continue to run programming in our existing format. The organization is now engaging with other charitable organizations to share FPK’s programs and methodology with the hope to continue the impact of our leadership programs.
Coaching children to believe in themselves and lead community change.
Future Possibilities Canada was launched by Geri and Harry Berholz in 2001 after being inspired by a similar program that was then operating in New York.