Thousands of Frontier College
are working across Canada right now!
Frontier College is Canada's
vehicle for youth engagement
TORONTO, Ontario - October 14, 2005 - Recent studies show that
youth volunteerism is down - and declining. At the same time Frontier
College, Canada's only literacy organization working across Canada
and in both official languages, is recruiting more young people
as literacy tutors and mentors than ever before. Why?
Because as advocates for literacy and lifelong learning, they know
that sharing these important tools will make Canada a better country.
By engaging in literacy action through Frontier College, these young
people are learning about people and the society in which they live.
They are learning about the lives of the dispossessed, and most
importantly, about themselves. They are building the literacy foundation
of Canada so that successive generations of Canadians are more literate,
cultured, and engaged in the life of their country.
"My work as a tutor has been so rewarding. It has left me
feeling empowered and motivated in a way that none of my other volunteer
positions have. Being a literacy tutor means I am making a difference
in the world and that feels great."
Frontier College volunteer
Frontier College trains these volunteers to work with over 300
community partner agencies across Canada. They are working with
children, teens, and adults - in reading circles, homework clubs,
small groups, and classes. These are our leaders of tomorrow.
Frontier College volunteers are engaged in vital community service
across Canada. They have a story to tell. About their experience
as a volunteer and mentor. And, about how they are changing the
social fabric of this country by taking action.
Volunteers are available for interview in all parts of Canada.
They are waiting to tell the story of how they are changing the
social fabric of this country through their volunteer work with
Canada's Frontier College.
Literacy is an essential skill in today's world. At Frontier College,
we believe it's a fundamental right.
Low literacy skills are directly linked to poverty, poor health
and high unemployment. Nearly one in four adult Canadians has trouble
with everyday tasks that involve reading. That's millions of Canadians
who are not reaching their potential. Through a network of thousands
of volunteers, Frontier College is helping people to realize their
potential and seize the opportunities that come their way.
For more information or to arrange an interview
with a volunteer, please contact:
Sandi Kiverago, Director of Communications
Frontier College, 416-923-3591 x318
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