Contributing to Lives of Inner City Kids (CLICK), in partnership with the Vancouver Police Department, is launching Vancouver’s 11th Annual Inner City Kids Week from May 12th to 18th, 2014.

The week kicks off on May 12th at 1:00 p.m. with the annual Pulling for Inner City Kids tug-of-war tournament at the Vancouver Art Gallery. The tournament features high school teams from across the city, captained by their VPD School Liaison officer.

B.C. has the second highest child poverty rate in Canada, and a local charitable foundation is challenging Vancouverites to respond and support children in Vancouver whose lives are deeply affected by poverty.

CLICK is a registered, community-based charitable foundation that works to ensure inner city kids in Vancouver aren’t forgotten and supports programs that can make a tremendous difference in their lives. This includes breakfast programs, out-of-school care, literacy, music and theatre programs.

“The VPD continues to be a proud supporter of CLICK. Our School Liaison officers work with inner city kids on a daily basis and see the positive impact that a program such as this has on youth and their ability to obtain a valuable education,” says VPD Sergeant Mike Stevens.