February 2, 2012                                                                                               


Aboriginal Students "Complete the Circle" During After School Programs


New after school programs aimed at supporting Aboriginal student success are now up and running at three DSBN high schools across the region. The “Completing the Circle” programs at Fort Erie Secondary, Stamford Collegiate in Niagara Falls and St. Catharines Collegiate will offer students academic, social and cultural supports.  

“These optional drop-in programs are aimed at meeting the needs of the whole student,” says Georgie Groat, DSBN Aboriginal Education Consultant. “Students can get help with their homework, access computers, enjoy teachings from Aboriginal Elders and grab a quick bite to eat.” Each site will also have an Aboriginal Youth Mentor available to students for mentorship and guidance.

The programs will run three afternoons per week at each site. Students can drop in at any time during the scheduled hours and there is no fee to attend.  

 “We’re very excited to be able to offer these additional supports to students,” adds Groat.

The following is a list of dates and times for the Completing the Circle after school programs:

Fort Erie Secondary: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 2:45 – 4:15 p.m.

Stamford Collegiate: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 2:45 – 4:15 p.m.

St. Catharines Collegiate: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday from 2:15 – 3:45 p.m.