MONTREAL, March 22, 2012 /CNW/ -
|What:||Canada's original literacy organization, Frontier College is celebrating 100 years in Quebec|
|Where:||Écomusée du fier monde (2050, Amherst Street) in Montreal|
|When:||March 22nd, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.|
|Who:||Past and present tutors and learners, board members and staff|
|Why:||To celebrate and to learn more about the work of this non-profit organization which has helped thousands of people improve their literacy skills|
Tonight, volunteers and students will raise a glass and toast an organization that has been helping people in Quebec improve their French and English literacy skills for 100 years.
Volunteers will tell stories of their adventures working with Frontier College; board members will share their passion for the cause; and students will talk about the difference that Frontier College has made in their lives.
When Frontier College moved into Quebec in 1912, volunteers went to the frontiers like lumber camps and bush camps, working during the day and teaching English and French to the other workers at night. 100 years later, the organization is still a cornerstone of literacy support in Quebec, as well as the rest of Canada. Trained volunteers work with children, youth and adults in homework clubs, reading circles, and one-to-one tutoring.
About Frontier College
Frontier College is Canada's original literacy organization. Founded in 1899, this non-profit 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 a right.
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