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Monday, February 13, 2012
Children and Youth Opportunities minister Kevin Chief, Healthy Living minister Jim Rondeau and students from Polson School celebrate Innovation Grant announcement.
February 13, 2012
PROVINCIAL GRANTS HELP STUDENTS DESIGN PROJECTS TO ENHANCE CITIZENSHIP KNOWLEDGE
– – – Youth to Learn Civic Leadership Through Engaging With Their Communities: Chief
Twenty schools from across Manitoba will each receive a $1,000 grant to fund hands-on projects that help students develop knowledge and experience about citizenship, Children and Youth Opportunities Minister Kevin Chief announced today.
“This grant program, now in its eighth year, is helping to create tomorrow’s leaders through projects that reflect democracy in the classroom and involve students in planning and problem solving together,” said Chief. “The projects also provide hands-on learning through interactions with the larger community from the local to the international level.”
The 20 schools receiving grants include nine from rural Manitoba, one from northern Manitoba and 10 from Winnipeg including three from the inner city. The names of the schools and a brief description of the projects are in the attached backgrounder.
Since the program began in 2004, grants totalling $130,000 have been provided to public and funded independent schools across Manitoba, the minister said.