Healthy Horizons helps send children and youth to Summer Literacy Camps

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Pictured: Left to right – Derek Reimer, Director, Business Development; Karen Ste. Marie, Regional Coordinator – Manitoba; Anita Beilfuss, Camp Coordinator – Manitoba; and Stephen Faul, Frontier College President & CEO.

A Healthy Horizons Foundation grant for $10,000 will support Summer Literacy Camps in Nunavut communities this year, a program that seeks to continue developing children and youth academic skills and confidence they need to reach their full potential.

The foundation is supporting free camps for the children and youth, who will enjoy three weeks of fun over the summer. Camp activities are designed to develop literacy skills in Inuktitut and English, but also focus on numeracy skills; cultural and land-based learning; and science, technology, engineering and math learning.

The camps are free to families and tailored to the communities where parents, Elders and community members are also invited to join the camp counselors.

“We're pleased to receive the generous support from Healthy Horizons Foundation to offer Summer Literacy Camps in Nunavut,” says Stephen Faul, President and CEO at Frontier College. “Together, with their donation, we will help children discover the joy of reading and build skills that give them a chance at a strong, bright future.”