Lakehead, KPDSB sign MOU to help students facing barriers to postsecondary education

September 21, 2021
Lakehead University and Keewatin-Patricia District School Board have signed a MOU that will help students from Sioux Mountain Public School to work towards university education. The collaboration will allow students facing barriers to postsecondary education to enroll in Lakehead’s Achievement Program from Grade 4 to Grade 12. Students in the program earn financial support for future education at Lakehead through completing on-campus programming and meeting certain criteria. Lakehead will provide students with opportunities such as campus and career exploration days, visits from Lakehead staff, and mentorship. “The Achievement Program gives young people who normally face barriers to postsecondary education the opportunity to realize their dreams,” said Lakehead President Dr Moira McPherson. “This program encourages students to see themselves as Lakehead University graduates at an early age by removing those barriers.” Lakehead (ON)