In 2015, Share the Warmth launched a new tutoring and bursary program for grade 5 and 6 students in the three local schools. After only seven months, an evaluation was conducted which found the project is meeting its goals and is very positive. Read more in the 2016 Evaluation – Pilot Tutoring and Bursary Project
This program provides support to youth in the neighbourhood in response to data that shows that on average, children’s grades drop by 10% during the transition from elementary to high school. As a result, Share the Warmth is launching a bursary and tutoring program for local grade 5 and 6 students in the three elementary schools in Pointe St-Charles. According to local school officials, students’ grades typically drop by about 10% between elementary and high school, thereby placing at risk of failure (and eventual dropout), those children with an average of 74% or less in elementary school.
With this in mind, students with an academic average of 74% and under in their fourth year of primary school will be prioritised by this program. Other students may also be eligible, according to family needs and school recommendations. This project will include individualized support, report card collection, two tutoring sessions per week and a bursary to be paid in accordance with each student’s attendance.
This project includes an individualised study plan, two weekly tutoring sessions, a “report card”, daily snacks and a bursary according to attendance.
For more information please contact our youth programs at (514) 933-5599 (extension 227) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sam Pelc Scholarship Awards – Scholarships are awarded to deserving inner city elementary school graduates to assist with their high school educational needs. These children have shown determination and hard work to their teachers, who choose recipients. The award is renewable each year of high school (for a total of $2,500) to cover school-related expenses; 9 students were awarded the scholarship in 2014 bringing the total to 71 students who have benefited from the program since it began in 2007 and our first graduates were celebrated in 2012. Celebrations and awarding of these bursaries occurs in May of each year with follow-up and support of recipients throughout the school year.
For more information, contact Ruby Clark, Youth Program Coordinator.
Deserving Share the Warmth program participants are invited to apply for this scholarship in their last year of high school. They must prepare their application form and submit it before the January deadline and some are then invited to an interview. This process helps prepare the adolescents for the grueling CEGEP application process that they prepare for in March. Awards are announced in May and serve to reimburse students tuition fees or other school related expenses (such as textbooks, transportation passes, school supplies). Two such scholarships were awarded in 2014.