Nobody can argue about Saskatoon’s quality of life, low cost of living and access to good education, especially the public. However, there are still those, especially children, who do not have access to quality education. As the City of Saskatoon notes, educational opportunities play a key role in the quality of life in this city.
Fortunately, there are tons of organizations, groups, initiatives and centers here that ensure that both children and adults receive the right education they deserve. Read on to learn more about these groups that are creating a better future for Saskatoonians.
Barbara Bush Saskatoon Literacy Foundation
The mission of the Late First Lady Foundation is to use the power of literacy to improve the quality of life for Saskatoonians of all ages. The foundation serves as an advocate for literacy in Saskatoon. mobilizes volunteers to expand the capacity of school districts, libraries, and nonprofits; contributes to research and innovation to promote literacy; and invests in the impact of the community.
Books between children
The group serves Saskatoon’s vulnerable children by providing them with books to build their own home libraries. She will accept gently used or new children’s books suitable for readers before 5th grade. In six years, over 1,308,000 books have been given new homes with children in 33 postcodes across Saskatoon.
This organization’s mission is focused on preventing trauma and abuse by teaching children pre-K through high school the skills they need to protect themselves and each other while empowering parents and teachers to protect their children and communities. All children and families in the greater Saskatoon area are cared for, with the belief that every child can benefit from this training.
The Saskatoon Children’s Museum
The mission of this always colorful museum is to transform communities through innovative, child-friendly learning. There are three big fundraising campaigns there every year: the Dia de los Muertos gala in October and the Family and Friends Luncheon and Golf Classic in spring. There are different membership levels starting at $ 135.
Comp-U-Dot provides underserved youth with access to technology and education through programs designed to remove restricted access to computers, promote the growth of technical and digital skills, and support the future of youth in Saskatoon communities. They also accept donations from computers, monitors, keyboards, mice, and myriad other electronic devices.
This group empowers and prepares high performing students from the underserved communities of Saskatoon to attend and graduate from select colleges and universities across the country. There are several ways to get involved with Emerge, including hosting a fundraiser to support students and their transition to college, as well as applying to mentor an aspiring high school senior.
Epiphany Community Health Outreach Services (ECHOS)
In response to the dramatic change in Southwest Saskatoon’s demographics, parishioners of the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany established these services in 2001. Her mission is to connect people in need with health, social and educational resources that can improve their lives. You can get involved as a volunteer, supporter or ambassador.
Friends of Down Syndrome
The mission of these friends is to create lifelong educational and learning opportunities for young people and adults with Down syndrome through education, socialization and public relations work. The best way to get involved is to volunteer at Down Syndrome Academy, a school for adults with Down syndrome in northwest Saskatoon. A new young professionals group is being set up.
GiGis playhouse Sugar Land
GiGi’s Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Center is committed to changing the way the world sees Down Syndrome through national campaigns, educational programs, and empowering people with Down Syndrome, their families and the community. They offer free therapeutic and educational programs to people with Down syndrome and their families.
Saskatoon Center for Literacy
This center empowers adult education providers who, in turn, provide the skills needed for underemployed citizens to reach their potential and become economically self-sufficient. Volunteer opportunities range from providing general office support, time for community outreach events and annual fundraisers, to working with the Saskatoon Center for Literacy Learners.
This Greater Saskatoon Interfaith Ministries program promotes confident, respectful, and committed leaders who embrace their own beliefs and who embody effective multicultural leadership skills in their personal and professional lives. They also organize events for schoolchildren.
Saskatoon literacy progress
Since 1964, this crew has offered free English and reading classes to adults in Saskatoon with the aim of transforming lives and communities through the door of literacy. Whatever the reason, the goal is to find out each student’s learning goals and provide them with the personalized and hands-on support to help them achieve those goals.
NAMI Greater Saskatoon
The local chapter of this alliance provides advocacy, education, support and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives. All free training courses, support group meetings, and community outreach programs are taught by trained volunteers who have first-hand experience of mental health problems.
National initiative for math and science
This initiative believes that STEM education is the greatest lever of access to opportunity and is unmatched in unlocking the potential of students. Hence, his mission is to advance STEM education to ensure that all students, especially those furthest from opportunity, thrive and reach their highest potential as problem solvers and lifelong learners pursuing their passions and facing the toughest challenges face the world.
For over 22 years, the centre’s mission has been to support low-income families who are invested in finding a better future for their children through education, emotional well-being, and spiritual enrichment. Mentors and tutors are the foundation on which the Nehemiah Center rebuilds the lives of children at risk and their families.
Project 88’s mission is to connect underserved students with leadership development and educational opportunities through point-of-sale creation and strategic collaborations. The group is committed to helping students become competitive applicants and leaders for colleges in their communities.
Recipe for success
This was started in 2005 by Gracie and Bob Cavnar to lead the way in tackling childhood obesity by changing the way children understand, value and eat their food and by helping the community, children to provide a healthier diet. Their gatherings range from boisterous parties and exquisitely intimate dinners to informal farm get-togethers.
One of the most visible and involved community centers in the Saskatoon African American community and in the entire Saskatoon community has pioneered justice, equal opportunity, and institution building. Because of its deep commitment to the community, the Center has actively sought ways to counter injustices and improve the community for all people.
Single mothers wanted
This non-profit organization aims to empower single mothers to be successful by making them self-sufficient and financially independent. They strive to “educate, equip, and empower” women through life skills, mentoring, leadership, and community development in the greater Saskatoon area. It welcomes donations, volunteers, and institutions that would help single mothers in need.
Texas Can Academies
These academies provide the best possible education for all students, especially those who have struggled in a traditional school setting, in order to ensure their economic independence. There are a variety of ways to get involved, from donating to help students secure their economic independence, to volunteering your time and talents to improve student lives.
The HERZ program
This program (which stands for housing, entrepreneurship and preparedness training) has been in existence since 2006 to offer new opportunities to adults with developmental disabilities. They believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to exceed and experience the sense of pride and achievement achieved through education and employment.
The Saskatoon hub
This non-residential program supports neurodiverse teenagers and young adults on their personal journey through academics, employability, community engagement and care. Your mission is to build a sense of real belonging for everyone and to use these relationships to discover and practice individual strengths.
The Monarch School and Institute
This school is dedicated to providing innovative therapeutic education for those with neurological differences, e.g. B. Associated with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Attention Deficit Disorders (Hyperactivity Disorders), Learning Disorders, Tourette Syndrome, Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Traumatic Brain Injuries, and Seizure Disorders.
The parish school
Since 1983 this school has trained children with communication delays and learning differences and empowered them to be successful. It also offers free adult education courses that are open to the public as they believe in cultivating the love of lifelong learning not only in their students but among themselves and in the community.
The legendary UN agency works to ensure that children come first for their global mandate here in the US through fundraising, advocacy and education. You are working towards the day when no children die from preventable causes and every child has a safe and healthy childhood.
Writers in Schools (WITS)
Her mission is to involve children in the joy and power of reading and writing. It brings innovative, specialized creative writing education to school, hospital and community classrooms by promoting collaboration between teachers and talented professional writers and transforming literacy for 52,000 students per year