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Bridges to Success offers new ways for single parents to build life skills

Starting Monday, January 20th, the Loyola School of Adult and Continuing Education, operated by the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board, will begin the second cohort of the Bridges to Success pilot at its Belleville campus on Octavia Street.

“Single parents face multiple barriers to finishing high school (e.g. mental health or addiction issues, domestic violence, lack of self-esteem, confidence, clarity about career goals and pathway planning).  The goal of Loyola’s program is to equip participants with transferable life skills to enable them to develop a sense of ownership and self-regulation with the end result of building bridges to networks that will enable them to achieve and maintain success in work, school, and as parents.  The program includes a variety of components, such as a participant-centred curriculum, a focus on mindfulness, individualized intake assessment and pathway planning, literacy and numberacy supports, and wrap-around services geared at empowering single parents toward success.”

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An information session is being offered to community service providers on Wednesday, December 11th, 11am at 41 Octavia Street, Belleville.  A second session for interested students will be held on Wednesday, January 8th at 1pm at the same location.  If you wish to refer clients, please call 613-966-9210 and ask for Katharine Davis.

Wendy Anderson, Coordinator, Children and Youth Services Network

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