Contribution part of larger US$65,000 grant
MONCTON, NB, June 14, 2012 /CNW/ - UPS (NYSE: UPS), Moncton Headstart and
students of the Community Adult Learning Centre (CALC) today unveiled a
completely updated and modern classroom courtesy of a US$65,000 grant
from The UPS Foundation.
"It's easy to get swept up in the excitement of young high school
students getting ready for their graduation," said Karan Wood, Global
Business Services Operations Manager at UPS. "But to be here with
students of all ages who are working towards their high school
equivalencies is nothing short of inspiring. At UPS we're thrilled to
be able to provide these hard working adults with a classroom that is
welcoming, technologically advanced and most of all functional, as they
fulfill their goals."
The CALC is open to Headstart parents and the larger community under New
Brunswick's Community Adult Learning Initiative. Both morning and
afternoon classes are offered and accommodate up to 16 students.
"Our students range in ages and come to us with different educational
levels and needs," said Clare Archibald, Executive Director of Moncton
Headstart. "Some only need help in one subject, some need help in many.
But all of them come with a desire to learn and to achieve success in
writing their General Educational Diploma. To be able to offer them a
better equipped, comfortable and stimulating setting can only add to
their potential to succeed."
The program runs for 33 weeks and students work at their own pace.
One-on-one help is available which contributes greatly to the students'
advancement. The renovations include the purchase of a new training
table, three computers, three computer desks, three printers and eight
office chairs. The renovation of the adult learners' classroom is only
part of a US$65,000 grant from The UPS Foundation. The remaining
renovations and purchase of stimulating learning materials and
equipment for Headstart's younger children will be unveiled in the
Moncton Headstart is a charitable non-profit early family intervention
agency focused on building school readiness skills with children and
their parents. Programs and services aim to build healthy
relationships, improve self-esteem, develop new skills, enhance
existing skills and encourage self-sufficiency. Headstart families are
continuously provided with opportunities and support for growth and
change. Headstart families sometimes struggle to meet their basic needs
and require services, resources awareness and programs to thrive and
UPS's grant program highlights the company's philosophy of striking a
balance between financial contributions and hands-on volunteer hours.
Organizations are nominated for grants by UPS employees and must have
benefited from 50 hours of hands-on volunteering from UPS employees to
qualify. UPS Canada employees volunteered over 21,000 hours to more
than 260 charitable organizations across Canada in 2011.
About The UPS Foundation
Founded in 1951, The UPS Foundation is responsible for facilitating
community involvement to local, national and global communities. In
2011, UPS and its employees, active and retired, invested more than
$93.3 million in charitable giving around the world. The UPS
Foundation can be found on the web at UPS.com/foundation. To get UPS news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS.
SOURCE UPS Canada Ltd.
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