Grandes idées 100 000 $

Description :

Growing up in a low socioeconomic status family can leave children with numerous disadvantages compared to their peers in daily life, their education and their futures. Children may not have access to the resources they need to know that they are safe, healthy and supported. When children don't feel this sense of security, they are less able to enjoy life and concentrate on their education.

Shania Kids Can and the Rotary Club of St. Catharines are committed to creating equal opportunity for all students. We believe that a child should not suffer socially, emotionally or intellectually because they don't have access to a healthy meal, or a warm jacket in the winter. We understand that inequities may not always be obvious, and children who are suffering silently are in need of support too. We need your votes to help these students reach their full potential.

Shania Kids Can and the Rotary Club of St. Catharines South are working together to open a Shania Kids Can Clubhouse at Edith Cavell School in St. Catharines. The Clubhouse is a safe space for children to hangout, where they can receive the support and resources they need to thrive during their childhood years in order to fulfill their full potential. At the Clubhouse, students can participate in a number of programs designed to support their social, emotional and intellectual development. A full-time staff member at the Clubhouse works with the students to ensure that their needs are met, and that they always have a caring, supportive adult who is there to talk to when times are tough. The Clubhouse creates an environment where students can develop a strong sense of self-worth, and transform into future leaders.

This program works. 7 Clubhouses are currently running, and these schools have seen incredible results. The students participating in Shania Kids Can Clubhouses have better academic achievement, decreased stress, and higher levels of satisfaction with school. The students have fewer distressing experiences, with hunger being eliminating in many cases.

We all know it takes a village to raise a child. The Rotary Club of St. Catharines South wants to prove what can be done when the community rallies around children in need. This funding will help cover the costs associated with running a Clubhouse in a Niagara school. Please vote to help children to rise above their circumstances, in order to achieve their full potential.

Broker supported

Rotary Club St. Catharines South

Emplacement : St. Catharines