North Kootenay Lake Community Services Society Executive Director Janice Murphy, has been working hard on the sustainability of this project. She has been exploring funding opportunities with the Vancouver Foundation and Columbia Basin Trust and is optimistic that Boys Town programming will return to Kaslo in January of 2013.

The hope is to find funding to engage boys in transformative activities once per week and to have a stronger focus on recruiting and supporting mentors in the community. Plans are in progress to provide a workshop series focussing on boys and men in the community this fall. Topics include support for fathers and the 40 Developmental Assets. Check back for details. Dates will be posted here once they have been set.

For more information please contact Janice at or by calling the NKLCSS office at 250-353-7691.

For information on the successes and challenges that Boys Town experienced in it's first year, as well as input from community members and the NKLCSS board, download the file below by clicking on it.

Watch this video of Brodie describing his group doing random acts of kindness in downtown Kaslo

Watch this video of Brodie describing some of the positive outcomes of the project.

Coordinator Brodi Whitney
Kaslo Boys Town Pilot Project Coordinator, Brodie Whitney facilitated an activities- based group for boys, age 9-13, that focuses on connecting boys to mentors in the community, developing healthy relationships, learning life skills, and having fun. Aftertaking time to create group cohesion and establish a safe setting for the boys, the group hosted community mentors who came in to share their skills in art, story telling, writing, bike maintenance and soap stone carving.

For Brodie's full mid-point report please click here

Scroll down this page to see pictures from the program.


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