Meet “Emily”, a grade 9 student in your community. Emily’s Dad was in a serious car accident this year. Her Mom had to leave her job to care for him and recently shared with Emily’s principal that the family is struggling to put food on the table for the first time in their lives. Emily and her sister are missing classes due to lack of food and financial stress at home.
Unfortunately, Emily is not alone. She is one of about 6,000 students of the Halton District School Board who can get left behind when financial concerns create barriers to their education. You can help with a gift to Halton Learning Foundation’s No Student Left Behind campaign , which provides direct and immediate support to help kids like Emily stay in school and remain focused on learning.