MB funds summer literacy camps for Indigenous students through Frontier College

November 2, 2016

The Manitoba government will provide funding to the literacy organization Frontier College in order to offer students from Manitoba First Nations communities the chance to attend summer reading camps. MB reports that under the agreement, Frontier College will receive $160K over two years to operate summer literacy camps for students in 10 Indigenous communities throughout the province. “Indigenous students face a number of unique challenges that contribute to achievement gaps in literacy, such as geographic and socio-economic barriers and lack of access to summer learning opportunities,” said Education and Training Minister Ian Wishart. “Frontier College’s summer literacy camps help to level the playing field by bringing high-quality educational opportunities to Indigenous communities during the summer months that lead to better educational outcomes overall.” CBC | MB