The RBC Foundation is offering grants of up to 40 thousand dollars for after school programs in at risk or under served communities for the next school year. Their Regional Vice-President for the Agassiz Region that includes Flin Flon and other northern communities Michelle Aitkenhead explains to be chosen for a grant recipients must offer structured supervised activities in an environment that they like to call the three S’s offering safety, social skills and self-esteem. She says grant recipients all provide activities for kids after school such as computer instruction, sports, tutoring for reading, music, art lessons, nutrition guidance and homework help.
Aitkenhead adds they already support successful programs in Thompson and The Pas and would like to see applications from Flin Flon. The deadline to apply for the grant is Friday with forms available on their website www.rbc.com/afterschool.