Aroland students exceed fundraising goal for homeless youth – The Chronicle Journal

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Aroland students exceed fundraising goal for homeless youth – The Chronicle Journal

by ahnationtalk on February 6, 2017176 Views

February 6, 2017

BEGINNING in December 2016, the Grades 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 students at Johnny Therriault School located in Aroland First Nation first learned about the “Push for Change” Fundraising Campaign from OPP Constable Eric Corbin and NAPS Officer Trent Abernot. The “Push for Change” Awareness Campaign is a 517 day trek across Canada by Joe Roberts, a former homeless youth, to raise awareness and funds to end youth homelessness. Upon learning about this, the students at Johnny Therriault School were particularly interested and eager to fundraise for this national cause.

The students were challenged by the classroom teachers (Ms. Natasha Davey, Ms. Melinda Rody and Mr. Steve St. Jean) and Principal, Mr. Bill Beaucage to raise $10 each by volunteering their time and service in any way they choose such as helping a family member, community member or a group fundraiser. Throughout the month of December and January students brought in change that they had earned by shoveling driveways, carrying in wood for elders, hosting community and school fundraising events such as a movie night and a cafe day, created a prize raffle, sold joker boards, held a family game night and organized a hat day.

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