OTTAWA, April 24, 2013 /CNW/ - Hydro Ottawa is proud to support the Homework Club of the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa, a leader in after school activities in the Ottawa area for children and youth ages 6 to 18. The availability of a network of clubhouses located in at-risk neighbourhoods offers these youth a safe place to be, and structured programming that impacts their long-term development and well-being.
Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa Homework Program
2825 Dumaurier Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario
Thursday, April 25, 4:00 p.m.
See the Homework Club in action and catch a special presentation of Hydro Ottawa's Electricity, Safety and Conservation School Program
"The Boys and Girls Club's Homework Club is helping pave the path to success for children in our community. I'm proud that Hydro Ottawa is able to support this important program," said Bryce Conrad, Hydro Ottawa President and Chief Executive Officer, who will tour their Britannia Clubhouse to meet the children, staff and volunteers.
With the Homework Club, children can drop by one of eight locations after school for a healthy snack and a quiet space to work on their school assignments. Clubhouse staff and volunteers are available to provide support and tutoring, as well as access to school supplies, computers and printers.
Last year, more than 1,795 children made 27,338 visits to the Homework Club. The number of participants has grown over 250 percent since the 2007-2008 school year.
"Hydro Ottawa's support of our Homework Club will help us reach our goal to provide a safe, supportive environment where children and youth can overcome barriers and develop confidence and skills for life," said Scott Bradford, Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa.
Working with the Boys and Girls Club is just one way Hydro Ottawa is giving back to the community. Our dynamic electrical safety and conservation program has trained more than 150,000 elementary school students since 2005.
About Hydro Ottawa
Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc. (Hydro Ottawa) owns and operates two subsidiary companies, Hydro Ottawa Limited and Energy Ottawa Inc. Hydro Ottawa Limited is the third largest municipally owned electrical utility in Ontario serving more than 310,000 customers in the City of Ottawa and the Village of Casselman. Energy Ottawa Inc., Ottawa's largest producer of green power, generates renewable energy and provides commercial energy management services.
About the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa
The Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa provides after-school, weekend and summer programs for children aged 6-18 years of age, and has served the Ottawa community since 1923. The Club's trained youth development specialists organize a blend of recreation and life-skills programs that help promote self-esteem, healthy living and positive community involvement. The Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa reaches over 4,500 children each year.
SOURCE: Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc.
For further information:
Manager, Public Affairs
613-738-5499 ext. 7684
Director of Advancement
Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa
613-232-0925 ext. 232