Lakehead, school board sign MOU to encourage PSE participation

April 12, 2012

Lakehead University and the Lakehead District School Board signed an MOU Wednesday with the purpose of opening doors for students throughout northwestern Ontario who face major obstacles to a university education. The partners aim to raise $10 million in 10 years to support the initiative. The Achievement Program is "about changing attitudes and expectations," says Lakehead president Brian Stevenson. "It’s about giving young people, especially Aboriginal youth, the opportunity to realize their dreams." Under the program, students in Grades 4 through 12 will be able to earn money to go toward tuition fees at Lakehead by participating in yearly activities that are geared to give children the skills to become community leaders. The program will also include financial support for mature students. Lakehead News