Last month, a $33,000 contribution was presented to the Harry Sayers Elementary after-school program from the Royal Bank of Canada.
The program supports three components – literacy, healthy eating and physical activity.
The program will provide a buffer of support for children who are struggling with myriad issues. It will provide the community with more hope for the academic and social success for their children and it provides safe after-school supervision that these children need.
It will also help create an environment that is both engaging and educational.
The initiative will reach many children who would not have the opportunity to participate in after-school programs because of economic and social circumstances.
Having a no-cost program, located in their local school, will bypass many of the barriers to participation.
Abbotsford Mayor Bruce Banman, Police Chief Bob Rich, Coun. Les Barkman, school board chair John Sutherland, PRC commission chair Cindy Schafer, along with Harry Sayers students and RBC representative Amin Hassam, were all in attendance for the presentation of the $33,000 cheque given to the Harry Sayers Elementary after-school program.
Organizers want to thank Price Smart Foods of Abbotsford for providing healthy snacks.