2017 Summer Programming
November 06, 2017
Every year the ANC’s Settlement Workers in the Schools (SWIS) Team delivers its ESL Summer Program for Newcomer Children and Summer Enrichment Program for Newcomer Youth. This year, the programs served approximately 80 refugee and immigrant participants while connecting an additional 120 with external programming in the community.
The ESL Summer Program for Newcomer Children hosted several guest speakers and presenters, including representatives from the:
- • Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth
- • ANC’s Diversity Outreach Team
- • Conservation Corps Newfoundland and Labrador Green Team
- • Canadian Cancer Society SunSense Program
- • Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC) Mounted Unit and Bicycle Safety Unit
Participants in the Summer Enrichment Program for Newcomer Youth took part in various weekly outings designed to improve access to community resources and facilitate overall integration, while supporting skills learned in the classroom. These included outings to:
- • Suncor Energy Fluvarium
- • Memorial University
- • A.C. Hunter Library
- • Quidi Vidi Plantation and Quidi Vidi Lake
- • Bowring Park
- • Confederation Building
- • Signal Hill
- • Johnson Geo Centre
The ANC would like to express its sincerest gratitude to the funders who supported these initiatives, including Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), the Provincial Department of Education and Early Childhood Development and the Rotary Club of St. John’s, as well as fundraising efforts by Stampin’ Up with Kay Smith and a generous donation of five bikes from the Read to Ride Program.
We would also like to thank the NL English School District for supporting this important programming.
Finally, a big thank-you to the hard-working staff and volunteers who assisted young newcomers as they prepared for the school year (including the over 20 newcomer youth who returned to volunteer in the same programs that they first participated in as new arrivals to Canada). Their efforts are truly appreciated and have contributed greatly to the important integration and inclusion of newcomer children and youth in their schools and community.
CLICK HERE to see lots of pictures from the summer!