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Reaching for Success – Newcomer Children in the Tri-Cities

Reaching for Success - Newcomer Children in the Tri-Cities

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Are your children struggling in a new learning environment? Our after-school program provides newcomer children the tools to reach their academic goals.

Building on over 5 years of success in other schools in Metro Vancouver, "Reaching for Success-Newcomer Children in the Tri-Cities" provides children with a better school and community experience and helps them make positive connections with their peers, teachers and neighbourhoods.

The program provides a variety of learning opportunities and social and recreational activities for up to 25 newcomer learners in the Tri-Cities area including:

  • homework support, building vocabulary, practice with math
  • physical activity, sports games
  • art, music, drama
  • computer skills

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Parent involvement through forums

Parents can also get involved in Reaching for Success by connecting to the host school staff to share information, stories and concerns. The forums include:

  • an interpreter to support the opportunity to share vital information with parents
  • outreach and translations services
  • opportunities for parents to volunteer or get involved

Contact us

Would you like to learn more? Please email our program coordinator.

settlement@issbc.org

Who Can Join?

  • Only open to 25 children in total aged 6-12
  • Students chosen based on highest need by host school staff
  • Children from refugee and immigrant families are given priority
  • Currently attending school in the Tri-Cities area