$10,000.00 in support of a pilot project teaching life and decision making skills to kids in Grades 7-9.
CanLearn Society

We will work with a small group of up to 15 youth in grades 7-9 for two hours once a week over a period of 10 weeks to help them:

  • Increase their motivation for learning at school
  • Strengthen their literacy skills (reading, writing, critical thinking) while learning about "soft" skills such as self-determination, confidence, perseverance, and positive mind-set

Programe participants will be identified by their school as being:

  • At risk of disengaging from learning
  • And/or at risk of leaving school early

We hope to implement the program in 3 program cycles, reaching 45 youth, and working with 3 high-needs schools.

Expected Outcomes:

  • Increased motivation for learning
  • Improved engagement in learning at school
  • Increased sense of well-being

Outcomes will be measured using the following evaluation tools:

  • Youth self-rating scales
  • Program facilitators' running records
  • Teachers' feedback
  • Parents' feedback