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Burnaby Rotary Presentation


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Burnaby Rotary Presentation

  1. 1. Community Schools in Burnaby Burnaby Rotary Club Presentation March 5, 2010
  2. 2. A community school is a regular school with special belief in, and emphasis on the value of community involvement.
  3. 3. 7 Community Schools <ul><li>Gilmore </li></ul><ul><li>Lochdale </li></ul><ul><li>Stoney Creek </li></ul><ul><li>Second Street </li></ul><ul><li>Edmonds </li></ul><ul><li>Stride </li></ul><ul><li>Maywood </li></ul>
  4. 4. Community Schools are places… to learn
  5. 5. to play
  6. 6. to gain new skills
  7. 7. to feel safe
  8. 8. to get help for basic needs
  9. 9. to share resources
  10. 10. to get information
  11. 11. to become involved
  12. 12. to work together
  13. 13. to solve neighbourhood problems
  14. 14. It’s a place where children, students, staff, families, residents, agencies, and local businesses come together to build a strong and caring community.
  15. 15. It’s about making a difference and building strong vibrant communities
  16. 16. Community Schools are a hub for… <ul><li>Early learning Programs for Families </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>Supporting new immigrant families </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>Youth activities and leadership training </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>Coordination of agency services for children and families </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>Adult continuing education classes </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>Summer programs for all ages </li></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><li>Celebrations, events, and projects to connect the community </li></ul>
  23. 23. <ul><li>Volunteer opportunities </li></ul>
  24. 24. Issues & Challenges <ul><li>Food Security </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>Affordability </li></ul><ul><li>Under/Unemployment </li></ul><ul><li>Need for low cost / no cost out-of-school programs for children </li></ul>
  25. 25. Current focus for community schools <ul><li>Out-of-school programming </li></ul><ul><li>Low cost / no cost </li></ul><ul><li>Creative programs for 9-12 year olds </li></ul><ul><li>Creative partnerships for future childcare </li></ul>