WINNIPEG, Nov. 12, 2013 /CNW/ - Last summer, over 400 children in seven
Manitoba communities participated in Frontier College's free daily
literacy camps, offering fun activities which focused on improving
literacy and numeracy skills.
On Thursday, November 14th at 5:00 p.m., The Honourable Lieutenant Governor Philip S. Lee will
welcome invited guests and media to Government House, in Winnipeg, to
recognize the achievements of the program.
The Summer Literacy Camps focus on four key objectives:
Support student learning retention to avoid summer learning loss
Engage students in enriched summer learning opportunities
Improve educational outcomes for children living in poverty
Enhance the skills and employment experiences for local youth
Frontier College President Sherry Campbell will present highlights and
successes that include impressive data on the impact of the program.
"We heard from parents that their children were more prepared to return
to school; we heard from teachers that they want more of their students
to participate; and we heard from the kids that they loved the camps
and - most importantly - learned to love reading."
As one parent from Grand Rapids said, "My son tends to be weaker in
school but since Summer Literacy Camp, he has shown a greater interest
in learning and has definitely improved his literacy skills."
The model for the camps was recently cited by TD Economics as a best
practice for Aboriginal literacy development in their report, ""Literacy Matters: Unlocking the Literacy Potential of Aboriginal Peoples
About Frontier College
Frontier College is Canada's original literacy organization. Founded in
1899, this charitable organization recruits and trains volunteers to
deliver literacy programs to children, youth and adults in communities
across the country. Frontier College helps Canadians improve their
literacy and increase their opportunities. We believe that literacy is
SOURCE: Frontier College
For further information:
Abby Robins, Director of Communications, Frontier College, firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-923-3591 ext. 378 (office) or 416-277-3340 (cell)