If you find it difficult to afford the sports, recreation, arts, or culture activity that your child or teen wants to be involved with, P.R.O. Kids (Positive Recreation Opportunities for Kids) can help. P.R.O. Kids, a charitable program operated by the City of Saint John, can pay the registration fees, equipment costs, and transportation costs related to organized, registered recreation.
P.R.O. Kids helps cover the costs for sports like hockey, soccer, baseball, swimming and football. But we also work with multiple organizations who provide martial arts training, dance lessons, cheerleading, horseback riding and rock climbing, visual and creative artists, theatre arts, and music lessons.
How does it work?
CHOOSE AN ACTIVITY. It can be a sport, recreation, art, or cultural activity. There is a list of Youth Organizations on our website.
APPLY. Complete the application form. Staff will review it to verify eligibility and financial need and inform you if you are approved.
REGISTER. Once you are approved, complete the registration with the organization offering the activity. Advise them that you are supported by P.R.O. Kids.
WE PAY. P.R.O. Kids will cover all or a portion of the activity fees. Generally, organizations bill us directly for these fees.
Administrative costs are funded by the City of Saint John, Town of Rothesay, Town of Quispamsis, and the Town of Grand Bay-Westfield. This means that 100% of funds raised through events, donations, sponsorships and grants go directly to supporting children and youth throughout Greater Saint John.