Donation helps parents help their kids succeed in priority neighbourhoods

Caesars Windsor Cares donation will help children in low-income communities succeed academically.

this ignite college On Tuesday, the Parent Involvement Program received a check for $20,000.

It helps primary school pupils in Windsor city centre, West Windsor and Leamington with homework and healthy meals, while also helping their parents and carers navigate the social services network.

Ignite Academy is part of the United Way Centraide Windsor-Essex County Cradle to Career Program.

“We know that locally, some children are being left behind,” read a statement released by the United Way and Kaiser Windsor Cares. “The goal of Cradle to Career is to change the trajectory of local youth through education.”

Elementary schools in these communities offer Academy classes four days a week.

For children, it’s an opportunity to meet tutors, receive academic support and participate in recreational activities. For their parents, there is informal peer exchange, formal social support, and education and skill development.

“We are proud to support their Cradle to Career program to increase a sense of belonging and connection among parents,” said Caesars Windsor President Kevin Laforet.

Ignite Academy opened in September last year across six schools in Windsor and Leamington, helping 360 pupils in Years 2 to 7.

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