The YMCA of Moose Jaw received $10,000 from the Canada Post Community Foundation for an exciting project, Steps4Success, for the 2016-17 school year.
The YMCA of Moose Jaw Steps4Success School Support Program works to promote student engagement at school, decrease rates of anxiety and depression and increase self-esteem in students to promote overall health and school success. Steps4Success is intended to build a trusting relationship between students and a caring trained mentor who both advocates for and challenges the students to keep education salient.
More than 70 youth, from the Moose Jaw area, will be involved in this project. Students receive individual support as well as participation in small group workshops to build skills and reduce the impact of mental health problems.
“We are overjoyed to have received the support of the Canada Post Community Foundation. We are excited to be supporting youth in success and completion of school in the short term, while helping youth enhance the skills and knowledge that will contribute to their future success in the long term,” says Jenn Angus, Manager of Educational and Community Initiatives with the YMCA.
“We are proud of our employees and retirees who have devoted many hours to raising awareness and funds,” says Deepak Chopra, President and CEO, Canada Post. “The Canada Post Community Foundation aims to help community groups deliver a difference in the lives of children in communities across Canada.
About the YMCA of Moose Jaw
The Moose Jaw and Region YMCA is a charitable, community based association of volunteers and staff working together to build a caring, healthy community in which all people achieve personal growth in spirit, mind and body. To learn more about the YMCA of Moose Jaw, visit moosejawymca.ca.
About the Canada Post Community Foundation
The Canada Post Community Foundation for Children’s vision is to help ensure every child in Canada is happy, healthy and part of a community that supports and cares for them. Its mission is to have a positive effect in the lives of children in the communities Canada Post serves by supporting registered charities, school programs or local initiatives that benefit children. It has granted more than $4 million to over 300 community organizations across Canada. To learn more about the Foundation, visit canadapost.ca/community.
For further information, images and interviews please contact: Jenn Angus YMCA of Moose Jaw
220 Fairford Street East
Moose Jaw SK S6H 6H2
306-692-0688 ext. 5