We were thrilled to present a cheque today for $76,100 towards Kids First after-school programming at Hastings Elementary in Vancouver. Kids First is aimed at providing the city’s most vulnerable students with academic, social, and emotional support, as well as nutritional snacks in a safe and welcoming environment.
CWC is also pleased to announce that a total of $251,475 of funds has been pledged to four Vancouver schools, including Hastings Elementary, to enable them to continue their Kids First after-school programs over the next three years. CWC initially funded a pilot after-school program in 2013 at Thunderbird Elementary and this year, solely funded by CWC, the school has been able to expand their Kids First program from four to five days a week.
CWC is also funding a pilot program at Queen Alexandra Elementary and at Macdonald Elementary and Hastings Elementary— where the program has been running for 12 years — CWC stepped in and funded their shortfall, whilst additionally committing to the same amount for 2015/16.