THIS WINTER, 
COZY UP TO 
FRONTIER COLLEGE 

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Hello everyone,
 
Now that the temperature is dropping, it's the perfect time to stay home and check out some great books. Better yet, throw on a jacket and head out to volunteer with one of Frontier College's many programs.   Learn More

We'd like to take a moment to thank Arden King for her generous donation matching challenge. Until Dec. 31, all donations will be matched dollar-for-dollar Ms. King, a long-time donor and friend of Frontier College.  Learn More

THE SCOTIABANK GILLER LIGHT BASH TAKES  THUNDER BAY BY STORM

After 14 years in Toronto, the best party of the year took over the S uperior  n orth.  Thunder Bay is the latest city to join Halifax, Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg and Regina in celebrating the Scotiabank Giller Prize for Canadian literature in fine style.Thunder Bay's inaugural Bash took place at the Red Lion Smokehouse in the waterfront district. Judging by the photos, it was a smashing success. We're already looking forward to next year!  See photos 






A HEARTY THANK YOU TO THOMAS ALLEN AND HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT


Every year, Frontier College benefits from the generosity of individuals, corporations, organizations and governing bodies who recognize that fostering a love of reading at a young age helps to ensure future academic success. At this time, we'd like to give thanks to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for creating an endowment in the name of Thomas Allen & Son reflecting their years of service. Since 1916 Thomas Allen & Son has been an important name in book distribution. This honour reflects Thomas Allen & Son's dedication to the printed word in Canada. 



FRONTIER COLLEGE MAKES AN IMPACT! 

We're proud of our achievements and the impact our work has on the Canadians of all ages who participate in our programs.We'd like to share some of the highlights of our research into the ways Frontier College improves literacy levels and lives.
 
Here are some highlights of program impact on our children and youth learners
  • Frontier College collected report card marks on 115 students in our programs. 64% of these students improved their report card marks in at least one subject (reading, writing and math) AND their overall average increased from 67% to 73%.
  • Reading Assessments with 288 students found that their reading level improved by an average of 0.9 grade levels within 5 months.
  • 85% of students improved their personal strengths in one or more areas, including classroom behaviour, coping skills, creativity and community engagement.
  • 86% of educators rate the Frontier College programs as very good or excellent and state that the programs have a positive impact on the students.
  • 76% of teachers and administrators said that Summer Literacy Camp improved school readiness in their students.
  • 92% of teachers and administrators would encourage children to attend camp next year.


And some hig hlight s of program impact on our adult learners :
  • 92% of learners in the pre-apprenticeship program successfully completed the program and passed their exams.
  • 83% of Computer Skills learners passed the required tests to be certified.
  • 89% of adult learners improve their personal strengths in three or more areas, including strengths at school, coping skills and planning.
  • 91% of learners were able to advance in the Independent Studies program for adults with disabilities.

 

THANK
S TO VOLU NTEERS F ROM BLACKROCK INVESTMENTS 
for taking time to  work in our book room

Employees from BlackRock Investments spent a gorgeous summer day helping to package and ship books.  We're grateful for BlackRock's investment in Frontier College, and look forward to seeing them  again in t he future.
 
If your company or organization is looking for group volunteer opportunities and would like to volunteer in our book room, please contact Laura at  1-800-555-6523 or lmilton@frontiercollege.ca.
 


Contact us:

Frontier College
35 Jackes Ave., Toronto, ON M4T 1E2
1-800-555-6523