The Canada LifeTM Student Success Drive is a national fundraising campaign calling on Canadians to help equip students for success as they head back to an in-person or virtual classroom in fall 2021. Back in June, we asked Canadians to tell us what students in their communities need this back-to-school season, and they told us that this year, students really need the support of mentors who can help guide them (like tutors, big brothers or big sisters, after-school programming and more). After a year of remote learning, less extra curriculars and limited socialization, mentors can help students get back on track. Our goal is to help ensure students have the guidance they need to succeed now and in the future.
According to a recent study from Mentors Canada, youth who are mentored are:
From Aug. 2-11, you can make a monetary donation through United Way’s online tool. From there, United Way will ensure your donation is provided to an agency that connects students in need with mentors. Your gift stays local, meaning it will support students in your community.
You can also participate by volunteering with a student-centric organization in your community.
Spread the word with your friends, family and the students and teachers in your lives. You can also share this campaign on your social networks by linking to our campaign page and using our hashtag, #MyCanadaLife.
Thank you for your support. We can’t do it without you!
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