Lynda Tilley Featured on Connections

Check out this video of our Executive Director, Lynda Tilley, being interviewed by Moorelands Kids’ staff alumnus, Jim Allan. Here, Lynda and Jim discuss the challenges that Moorelands Kids has faced during the pandemic and how we’ve adapted to keep kids connected, resilient and strong! Want to learn more about how Moorelands Kids has adapted? […]

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6 Ways to Get Your Team to Pull Together

Being a leader will require you to work in a team, but being on a team isn’t always easy. Sometimes it feels easier to just go ahead and just take over just to get things done… but actually this is not a great habit to get into. It can lead to you becoming a micro-manager […]

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Top 10 Skills Employers Want and How to Develop Them in High School

Here are top 10 skills employers want and how to develop them in high school! Moorelands Kids wants young people to succeed in the workforce. 1: CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS Critical thinking involves making informed decisions in various situations. Employers are commonly looking for these skills, so to develop them in high school, you should: Ask […]

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How Parents Can Help Their Kids Be Leaders

Being a leader allows kids to take responsibility and control over certain aspects of their own lives. But being a leader is more than telling others what to do, true leaders are listeners who know how to collaborate to achieve success. Many parents don’t realize that they have the ability to teach their kids leadership […]

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Festi-fall 2021 Featuring Special Guests from ActiveLife

Festi-Fall 2021 will take place on Saturday, October 2nd at 1 pm by Zoom and we are THRILLED to announce that Clayton and Dr. Mike from ActiveLife are going to be joining us! These very special guests will be getting us moving with some ActiveLife ACTIVities! Clayton and Dr. Mike are so excited to meet […]

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Meet Former Board Member, Marilyn Pattison

“The growing disparity of income in today’s world is a concern to me. I really think that a place like Moorelands is more important than ever. Kids who, through no fault of their own, find themselves in an unhappy or unhealthy place because of family poverty – it just doesn’t seem fair or Christian to […]

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Top Tips to Improve your Listening Skills

Although we may try really hard to focus on what someone is saying, it can be very easy to get distracted and tune out in the middle of a conversation. As we aim to consider and understand others around us, it is important to be a good listener and show the speaker the same respect […]

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What Camp Teaches You About Teamwork

Many kids who attend camp feel a sense of belongingness as they become part of a community. At camp, you are not alone as there are other campers and positive staff members who are there to help you grow and achieve your true potential! There are many ways that camp teaches you about teamwork. Whether […]

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How to be a Creative Problem Solver Every Day

Moorelands Kids believes that everyone can be a leader when empowered with the right skills! Being a creative problem solver every day is key for dealing with difficult situations in the personal and professional space.  What is Creative Problem-solving? The ability to identify and utilize creative and/or unique solutions to solve problems Offering a non-conventional […]

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Tips for Staying on Track with your Goals

Goals help us focus on achieving the things we want. Unfortunately, creating goals can be hard and maintaining them, even harder. To help you out, Moorelands Kids put together the following 5 tips to help you stay on track! 1. GOALS NEED A “WHAT” AND “WHY” “What is my goal?” When you ask yourself this […]

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COVID-19 and the Impact on Education

By Aly Tomas, volunteer This past year has been challenging for everyone. Working from home and transitioning to online learning has had a real impact, specifically on children’s education. We wanted to take a look at COVID-19’s Impact on Education. It is well known that there are existing gaps in the education system even before […]

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It Takes Courage To Do The Right Thing

By Aly Tomas We often hear about how important it is to do the right thing, and make good decisions. Sometimes doing the right thing is clear and simple. Other times, doing the right thing might not feel so easy. It can take courage to do the right thing. Integrity What is integrity and why […]

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What is positive youth development?

By Robyn Bell “This world demands the qualities of youth: not a time of life but a state of mind, a temper of the will, a quality of imagination, a predominance of courage over timidity, of the appetite for adventure over the love of ease.” — Robert Kennedy. What is positive youth development? Positive Youth […]

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Farid’s Story

Farid, aged 8, loves Moorelands Kids’ BLAST after-school program! He’s been attending since Grade 1 and according to his mom, Zahab, BLAST has become a pretty big part of his world: “Farid loves being a part of Moorelands! He loves all his friends and the warm and encouraging environment. He is so full of energy […]

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