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Your whole family benefits from your child’s experience!

Can you imagine having happier, healthier kids? A more harmonious family? For over 30 years, Kids in the Spotlight (KITS) has been bringing this dream to life by offering delightful, innovative, and science-backed development experiences to children, youth, and their parents. Using the performing arts as a vehicle for awe-inspiring growth, KITS helps the shy to become self-confident, the anxious to become self-soothing, and the conflict-prone to become communicative. Above all else, KITS’ programs provide a safe space for children and youth to determine for themselves which steps they need to take forward. And when they take those steps, the results are extraordinary.

When we help kids to figure out what steps they need to take to go forward in their lives, powerful healing and learning occurs.

Denise Goldbeck, KITS Founder

Benefits of Our Programs

How would it feel if your child gained...

Greater confidence and self-esteem

More harmonious family relationships

Leadership skills

Enhanced social skills

Improved academic performance

Our Programs

Kids in the Spotlight

In locations across Canada and internationally, children and youth of all ages experience the magic of creating their own healing and educational culture together. For 5 days at a time, KITS groups create musical productions that act as vehicles for awe-inspiring development.

Register for the next 5-day adventure!

LAUNCH: Youth Leadership

LAUNCH: Youth Leadership gives youth, aged 13 to 20-something, the opportunity to discover their leadership strengths in a creative environment. By acting as coaches for KITS theatre kids, they help facilitate science-backed development experiences.

Launch a youth’s leadership journey!

Our Progress

Over 4,200 kids know that when you enter into the world of Kids in the Spotlight, you will never be the same again. 5 days at a time, KITS transforms the lives of children and youth, who leave with profound self-insights, crucial relationship skills, and new depths of confidence.

Kids Participated

Unique Programs

Years in Operation

Countries Participating


“My two children have been going KITS every summer for 9 years and have been provided with opportunities to learn communication skills, to learn to take risks and to learn to engage in a meaningful and collaborative process with children and youth… This program offers such a rich experience for young participants, all the way to youth leaders, and it is unparalleled in our community.”

Hazel Choy

“Maddy was 8 years old when we started attending KITS.  They say it “takes a village to raise a child” and KITS was part of our village. Maddy felt fully accepted for who she was and that is not always the norm in society. Her Dad and I are so grateful that she has had this safe place to learn and grow and now give back! KITS helped me to be a better parent… knowing when to hold on and when to let go and to let go gracefully as she grew up. I met parents who shared the same feelings and thoughts and sharing these made the journey more special and not as scary or alone! The week at Haven also allowed me to recharge and that was priceless.
Thank you Denise for all you have done over the years to help these children become well-rounded loving adults. KITS prepares them for the outside world in a loving, supportive environment.  IMMEASURABLE.

Mary Ann Marchildon

“I was first introduced to KITS as a participant along with my 3 siblings, 28 years ago. We attended for many years and it was ALWAYS the highlight of our summer and something we looked forward to all year.
My best friend, who I met at KITS 28 years ago, and I now bring our 2 young kids to KITS (along with our moms and my sister and her daughter!), and again this is a highlight that we all look forward to each year!  I am always amazed and grateful to see the strong friendships our kids form with the other participants and the very talented interns and I love witnessing the remarkable areas of growth they go through within those 5 days.  KITS is now a legacy tradition for our families that I feel very honoured to be a part of.”

Briana Sinatra

“As a grandparent I am so keen to provide opportunities that foster independence, creativity, compassion, friendships of all ages, confidence, all in an environment of healthy living and relationships to my granddaughters that I feel privileged to be a part of the KITS adventure… all that happens in our 5 day sojourn is a wonder. The memories will last a lifetime. “

Karin Sipko

“As a family, we have been attending the Kids in the Spotlight program for the past 5 years.  The program has helped our daughter to develop a level of confidence in an environment of recognition and acceptance, and offers ongoing opportunities for her growth.  Denise Goldbeck offers her knowledge and experience of child and adolescent development and has intentionally woven this into the program – for the children as well as the teen leaders… It is very meaningful to me that my daughter is now able to have her own experience at this very special place.”

Randy Wong

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