Paving the way to one’s future is hard work – and Wayfinders is no exception. We give a lot to our students and expect a lot in return. We have five expectations that if students, staff and volunteers work towards, students will find success more readily: Take Care, Create Safety, Be Respectful, Join In & Challenge Yourself.
To participate in the program our students commit to:
Participation throughout their time in high school
4 hours per month participation in mentorship activities (including goal-setting with your SPSW)
3 hours per week of homework support
40 hours community service (our kids participate in everything from community cleanups and barbeques to planting neighbourhood gardens and mentoring younger students)
Regular attendance at all high school classes and a commitment to their education
Our model is proven – the majority of our graduates go on to post-secondary education.
Of our more than 400 students each year:
90% of Wayfinders Students say they’re confident in their ability to graduate high school
85% of Wayfinders Students participate in mentorship activities year-round, whether class is in session or not
85% of Wayfinders Students are on track for graduation
Approximately 50% of students in Manitoba’s low-income areas drop out in Grade 9 … but we’re helping change that statistic one kid at a time.
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