For 30 years the Foundation for Education has provided outstanding enrichment opportunities for local Huron and Perth students through a wide variety of arts and life skill-based workshops that demonstrate creativity, innovation, empowerment, equity and inclusion.
That won’t change, but pandemic protocols restrict in-class activities. We’re searching for workshop leaders who can share learnings remotely via technology or those that would like to be considered for in-class activities in 2021-2022.
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CURRENT FUND DEVELOPMENT CAMPAIGNS:
#Giving Tuesday is coming up this week (December 1st) and we’re looking for support of the Just Add Water Campaign
Good quality water bottles are in demand as drinking fountains are no longer available and some lower-income families simply cannot afford this extra burden.
It has been proven that dehydrated students have a lack of focus, are tired, and aren’t as alert as they should be. Students staying well hydrated in classes improve their grades by showing a better performance on both tests and in class projects. And, by discouraging single use plastic bottles we encourage environmentally responsible action to reduce the amounts of plastic that are jeopardizing to our planet
THE CARING FUND:
Now, through the newly formed Caring Fund, the Foundation has expanded its focus to build a Trust that provides support to students who lack access to basic necessities. In the midst of a world-wide pandemic, local educators and support staff are managing unprecedented demands as they work to meet the needs of the curriculum while juggling food insecurity and student well-being on a reduced budget. These folks need our help.
LEARNING ENHANCEMENT FUND:
For over 25 years we hosted a live gala in Stratford that supported enrichments programs in the schools. This year, with pandemic protocols re social distancing in place we are unable to host any live events. Through the No Show Gala we’ll contribute to the Foundation’s Learning Enhancement Fund. Through this fund we will continue to offer small project grants and grants for the Silver Birch and Red Maple Reading programmes in addition to new opportunities for teachers to request funding up to $250 per year for in-class activities such as Arts & Culture, Environmental Action, and Indigenous or Racial Relations. As the pandemic progresses, we’ll continue to innovate, creating new opportunities to support youth through critical enrichment programmes.