Read to Succeed Program attracts students in grade school, and encourages them to improve their reading skills and overall studies as they prepare to further their education.
Mid West Basketball League (MWBL) players, visit participating schools and speak to students about the importance of education & diversity.
They also present a reading and activity challenge with incentives to engage specific reading and physical activity goals.
MWBL has teamed up with ” The Peaceful Village Program, that begun in 2009, which is an educational process facilitated by MSIP as an embodiment of its mission in action. TPV is centred in a human rights and social justice framework. The comprehensive program includes academic, social and financial supports for newcomer youth (ages 12-21) through various strategies. The Peaceful Village currently includes 400+ youth and their families. 4 Villages are located within schools (Gordon Bell High School, Hugh John MacDonald School, Glenlawn Collegiate and Fort Richmond Collegiate and Acadia Junior High School) and 1 Village is located at the Community Site at 357 Bannatyne Ave. The Community Site draws students from schools all over the city (Sisler, Grant Park, Miles MacDonnell etc.) and is open on Saturday, school breaks and in the summer.”