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Province Provides $21K for After-School Learning Program

November 15, 2012 2:36 PM | News

Rossbrook House co-executive director Maria Vigna speaks during a funding announcement in Winnipeg on Thursday, November 15, 2012. (SHANE GIBSON / METRO WINNIPEG)

The Manitoba government has committed $21,000 to Rossbrook House to continue their Learning Always program.

The program aims to provide enriching opportunities and support for Aboriginal and inner-city youth in grades 2 to 9.

“The Learning Always program at Rossbrook House provides a supportive, after-school learning environment where students can get assistance with their school assignments, strengthen their literacy and numeracy skills and access activities that expand their horizons,” said Education Minister Nancy Allan.

The funding will allow Rossbrook House to remain open for extended hours and supports cultural programming, outdoor education, books, and breakfast and lunch programs. The organization was also given a $40,000 annual grant to support three off-site school programs operated in conjunction with the Winnipeg School Division.