Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada - Homework Help

 
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Jul 30, 2014

The learning never stops at Boys and Girls Clubs!

We are well into the hot summer weather and school has officially been out of session for a month! Although a break from formal school might be happening, at Boys and Girls Clubs across Canada the fun and learning never stops! Here are a few updates on what’s been happening in our Clubs on the education front:

Rogers Raising the Grade (RRTG) Graduations and Paving the Way for Success

This year, over 20 Rogers Raising the Grade youth graduated from high school and are getting ready for post-secondary education in the fall! Rogers Raising the Grade was developed to increase academic skills and high school graduation rates for youth at risk. Believing that with education, anything is possible, Rogers Youth Fund partnered with BGCC to provide young people with the tools they need to succeed in today’s classroom. As one staff member puts it, “The fact we’re able to offer Rogers Raising the Grade gives kids the chance to have a place where the focus can be academic, but we also work at fostering physical and emotional growth - which helps academically and in the kids’ everyday lives.” Many more young people are on track to cross this threshold next year, opening the door to a new world of opportunity through education! A big congratulations to all of our graduates!

Post-Secondary Scholarships

Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada is thrilled to announce the Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada Scholarship Class of 2014! Through the support of our generous partners, we've provided 34 Post-Secondary scholarships to our amazing youth from across the country. Our scholarship recipients have been notified and are busy getting ready for their first year of post-secondary education in the fall. We only regret that we cannot provide a scholarship to everyone who applied – they are all truly deserving!

Summer Learning Programs at Boys and Girls Clubs

Many of our Boys and Girls Clubs continue summer learning programs during their summer camps. These are academic programs designed to combat summer learning loss and narrow the opportunity gap by providing quality summer programming in a safe and caring environment. The loss of academic skills over this period is widely known by teachers who spend valuable time during the first months of school re-teaching forgotten concepts and skills to students. Research also indicates that summer learning loss is a major barrier for children living in poverty, as they are not given the same opportunities as their counterparts. By offering these summer learning programs, children are able to participate in a variety of academic, recreational, and educational activities during the summer months that they would not otherwise experience.

Thankfully, because of caring people like you, our children and youth continue to have the support they need to help keep their grades on track and achieve success in school. We are so grateful for your continued support. Thank you for making a difference in the lives of young Canadians across the country. We look forward to providing you with more updates about our important work in the months ahead!

May 14, 2014

Happy Spring! A Boys and Girls Clubs Update!

Happy Spring! The weather is finally turning warmer as we head into the spring season – the time of year where everything is new, fresh and in bloom once again! It’s no different for Boys and Girls Clubs across Canada – our young people have been working hard to complete new projects, strive for good grades and really ramp up their learning before breaking for the summer. Here are a few updates on what’s been happening in our Clubs on the education front:

Six More Centres and Growing!

Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada’s National program Rogers Raising the Grade (RRTG) is really ramping up! We recently launched 6 new Technology Centres across Canada, bringing the total number of Rogers Raising the Grade sites to 36. Raising the Grade was developed to increase academic skills and high school graduation rates for youth at risk. Believing that with education, anything is possible, Rogers Youth Fund partnered with BGCC to provide young people with the tools they need to succeed in today’s classroom. As we approach the end of the second year of the program in June, we can’t wait to see the first graduates get their high school diplomas and start post-secondary education in the fall!

After-school Homework Help Programs

Through our local Club homework help programs, our young people have access to 1 on 1 homework support with trained staff and volunteer tutors at our Clubs to ensure they do not fall behind. But that’s not all – they also have access to a plethora of different educational and learning opportunities at the Club that stretch beyond homework - giving them the skills and tools they need to grow their abilities even further. Club members have access to programs that help with resume building, technology skills, video game development, careers in the skilled trades, access to food and nutrition education programs, job shadowing opportunities, and so much more! Your support also allows our clubs to purchase much needed supplies such as rulers, calculators, workbooks, computer software, and other resources that our young members need in order to succeed - and most often don't have access to.

Thankfully, because of caring people like you, our children and youth continue to have the support they need to help keep their grades on track and achieve success in school. We are so grateful for your continued support. Thank you for making a difference in the lives of young Canadians across the country. 

We look forward to providing you with more updates about our important work in the months ahead.

Feb 19, 2014

Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada - Homework Update!

We are now into the swing of a brand new year and you know what that means - many new and exciting things are happening at Boys and Girls Clubs across Canada! Our young people are working hard to complete projects, striving for good grades and getting back into the swing of things after a long holiday break.

Thankfully, because of caring people like you, our children and youth continue to have the support they need to help keep their grades on track and achieve success in school. Your support allows our clubs to purchase much needed supplies such as rulers, calculators, workbooks, computer software, and other resources that our young members need in order to succeed - and often don't have access to.

Through our homework help programs, our young people have access to 1 on 1 homework support with trained staff and volunteer tutors at our Clubs to ensure they do not fall behind. But what you may not know about is the plethora of different educational and learning opportunities available to them at the Club that stretch beyond homework - giving them the skills and tools they need to grow their abilities even further. Club members have access to programs that help with resume building, technology skills, video game development, careers in the skilled trades, access to food and nutrition education programs, job shadowing opportunities, and so much more.

We are so grateful for your continued support. Thank you for making a difference in the lives of young Canadians across the country. 

Stay tuned! We look forward to providing you with more updates about our important work in the weeks ahead!

Nov 26, 2013

Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada - Homework Update!

We can hardly believe that the holiday season is just around the corner! By this time, our young people have been in school for a few months now - working hard to complete projects, striving for good grades on their report cards and looking forward to a bit of rest and relaxation with their families over the holiday break.

Thankfully, because of caring people like you, our children and youth continue to have the support they need to help keep their grades on track and achieve success in school. As you may know, most of our Clubs across Canada offer homework help during the after-school hours, especially for children and youth who need it most. Your support allows our clubs to purchase much needed supplies such as rulers, calculators, workbooks, computer software, and other resources that our young members need in order to succeed - and often don't have access to.

By this time of year, teachers have a good understanding of which children and youth could really benefit from some extra help and support. That's where Boys and Girls Clubs come in! And for those who may be still struggling to grasp some concepts, having access to the 1 on 1 homework support with trained staff and volunteer tutors at our Clubs becomes VITAL to ensure they do not fall behind. You are an important part of this!

We are so grateful for your continued support of our vital Homework Help programs. Thank you for making a difference in the lives of young Canadians across the country. On behalf of all of the children and youth who have benefitted from your generousity and support, we wish you a safe, happy and healthy holiday season.

Stay tuned! We look forward to providing you with more updates about our important work in the weeks ahead!

Sep 3, 2013

Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada Homework Help Update!

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As summercomes to an end, the leaves are beginning to change and fall season is just around the corner. This also marks another important milestone for our young people – heading back to school for another year of learning and growing! More teachers, more friends, more projects, and yes – more HOMEWORK! Thankfully, because of caring people like you, our children and youth will have the support they need to help keep their grades on track and achieve success in school.

As you may know, most of our Clubs across Canada offer homework help during the after-school hours, especially for children and youth who need it most. Your support allows our clubs to purchase much needed supplies such as rulers, calculators, workbooks, computer software, and other resources that our young members need in order to succeed - and often don't have access to.

But that’s not all – your support of homework help programs also means our kids can receive valuable academic support that will ensure a positive and quality experience for learning and growth. As we move into September and the homework starts to inevitably pile up, many of our children and youth will have access to 1 on 1 support with trained staff and volunteer tutors. At our Clubs, they will also benefit from peer support and group work – providing them with the techniques they need to help them improve their study habits, reduce stress, encourage different learning styles and most importantly - have fun! 

There is a growing consensus that today’s educational demands require us to think differently about what, when, where and how young people learn. This new mindset recognizes the importance of supplementing the education they receive in school with a variety of additional enriching and high-quality learning experiences – those which help to strengthen their basic skills, connect learning and assist participants in making changes in their own lives and the increasingly connected world around them.

Your support makes this possible.

We are so grateful for your continued support of our vital Homework Help programs.  Thank you for making a difference in the lives of young Canadians across the country. We look forward to providing you with more updates about our important work in the weeks ahead!

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