Stars for Success is a unique West Kootenay program that funds local families in need of extra support to enroll their children (up to their 6th birthday) in sport, art, music, recreation and community programs. This funding provides access to programs that families may not be able to afford. Examples of funded programs are: soccer, swimming, dance, gymnastics, skating, music and art programs, CCRR toy library memberships and Girl Guides/Boy Scouts. By participating in programs, vulnerable children and families are connected to both new opportunities and their community. Stars for Success serves families from Nelson, Castlegar, Greater Trail, Crawford Bay, Kaslo, Ymir/Salmo and the Slocan Valley to New Denver.