The expansion grant for Emmanuel Mission will roll out this spring as the program moves to three days per week. It will allow children and their parents to experience learning and working together and with others. The parent component was identified because of learnings from the summer program.
“The Say Yes! to Kids initiative speaks volumes about our capacity and willingness to be a force for hope in our communities,” said Archbishop Linda Nicholls. “And a force for hope is exactly what we need to be, especially in these times, when it is so easy to give in to despair.”
“We are doing so much more than raising money,” says Archdeacon Deborah Kraft. “We are showing the Indigenous students of Thunder Bay that we truly care about their learning journey and that we are making it a priority to help close the education gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous students.”
“Every day across Canada, Anglican churches are growing a brighter future for children, youth, and young adults, and so often it is the smallest projects that can have the biggest impact. And with a matching gift like this, that we can share among many participants, there’s never been a better time for our churches to find a way to Say Yes! to Kids.”