Dozens of GECDSB high school students work as custodians, camp counsellors, literacy tutors and hospitality aides each summer through Focus on Youth. Grants for this program are provided by the provincial government as part of its Stepping Up: A Strategic Framework to Help Ontario's Youth Succeed initiative.
In Summer 2016, 94 students were hired, which is 30 more than any of the 7 previous years the GECDSB has been part of Focus on Youth.
Community organizations who were partners with the Board included: the City of Windsor, Community Living, the Essex Region Conservation Authority, Erie Wildlife Rescue, Learning Disabilities Association of Windsor, Ontario Clean Water Agency, the Leamington Mennonite Home and the YMCA.
Many of the students are employed by community organizations who use our schools to provide high-quality summer programming opportunities for children.
Student leaders, hired through FOY, will once again supervise these summer programs in 2017, in partnership with the YMCA.
Click on the links in the left-hand margin for information on the camps and the current FOY summer camp participant registration form.