After 46 years of outstanding service to the community, Harbour Youth Services closed at the end of the 2016-17 school year. The organization that was deeply rooted on the premise of kindness is continuing to be true to form as it is donating over $4,000 to the students of Lakehead Public Schools. The funds will be presented to representatives of the Lakehead Public Schools Foundation at Kingsway Park Public School on Tuesday, November 14.
“We are honoured that the Harbour Youth Services Board continues to believe in and support Lakehead Public Schools students,” says Clint Harris, Chair of the Lakehead Public Schools Foundation. “The funds will be used to assist the Lakehead Public Schools Foundation as we support the needs and celebrate the successes of Lakehead Public Schools students.”
Harbour Youth Services was founded in 1971 and during its time had served close to 2,000 children, youth and families at free after school enrichment programs. The program had numerous focuses including literacy, nutrition and physical activity with the underlying foundation of kindness.
The Lakehead Public Schools Foundation was created in 2003 as an independent, charitable foundation dedicated to raising funds for Lakehead Public Schools students. Funds raised through the Foundation have been directed to graduating secondary students in the form of scholarships, to help fund the Grade 8 Awards of Excellence and to support the Student Assistance Fund (SAF). The SAF provides funds to each school to help students address financial obstacles including field trip, basic school supplies and before and after school programs to name a few.