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FSJ Co-Op Donates $1,500!

Big Thank You to Fort St. John Co-operative Association for you donation of $1500 towards our youth tutoring program today!!

Lone Wolf Discount Cards – Fundraiser

Calling all ⛳️ golfers 
The cards are in! Huge Thank You to Lone Wolf Golf Club for allowing us to use this as a fundraiser!!
Discount cards are $25 and we get to use 100% of that towards literacy programming here in Fort St John 
Let us know if you would like 1 (or more ) and we will come to you! We only have 100 available, which gives us a chance to raise up to $2,500!

If you are a golfer or know a golfer, these make awesome gifts  

Please share and send people our way!

*With the exception of the fashion discount each square on the card can be used for up to four people/four items, they expire October 2020

LGBTQ Youth Group

We are pleased to be providing space for the LGBTQ youth meetings starting this month! A fun & safe place for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, two-spirited, queer or questioning teens in grades 7-12.

Cooking on a Budget Program a Big Success!

Thanks to Pembina Pipeline, Beccalicious Cooking and North Peace Secondary our Cooking on a Budget program was a big success!!

We plan to host another program in the Spring of 2020
Feeding your brain healthy nutrient rich foods is the first step to learning. This program will build and strengthen every day numeracy skills, financial understanding while promoting healthy eating habits.

Board Games & Brew

We will be partnering up with the Fort St. John Public Library to hold a monthly Board games & Brew night on the third Wednesday of each month at Mighty Peace Brewing Co. Hope to see you there!

Retro Run Raises $4,380!

To all the participants, sponsors and volunteers of the Retro Run, brought to you by ConocoPhillips. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
Because of your support, we are thrilled to announce that $4,380 was raised from this event 

100% of the funds raised will go towards enhancing and expanding the FREE literacy programming offered to the community.

Literacy Society Staff (left to right):
Charo Lloret, ESL Instructor
Jessica Kalman, Executive Director
Taylor Mills, Program Coordinator

 

September is Literacy Month!

Did you know that September is Literacy Month?? Check out our Literacy Month calendar to see what we have happening throughout the month  #Literacy #LiteracyIsLife #LiteracyMatters #PutOnYourPurple#FosterLiteracy

 

The Crazy Senoritas! Fundraising Show Aug 16th

The Fort St. John Literacy Society is very excited to be presenting a second (first) show of The Crazy Senoritas for a night of fabulous fun and fundraising. You don’t want to miss out on this vibrant and exuberant drag show which rolls into town Friday August 16th. Come on out to experience Beyonce, Whitney Houston, J-Lo, Shania Twain and more with our fun Mexican fiesta themed evening. And of course, there is the fabulous Host, Miss Diva Divine! She brings you on a hilarious journey – from gentle comedy … all the way to “OMG… Did she really just say that?!” It will be a night to Regender with music, comedy, and good, clean, dirty fun.

There will be a door prize, 50/50 draw and optional Mexican platter (for a fee), with all of the funds raised going towards enhancing and expanding the FREE literacy programs we offer to the community.

This is a 19+ show. Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 8pm

Tutor Training Workshop July 26-27

Do you have spare time in your life?
Are you looking for a rewarding way to spend your time?
Do you enjoy helping others and supporting your community?
If you said YES to any of these questions, then this opportunity is for you!

Upon completion of training and registration to be a tutor, a criminal record check will be required.

2019 July Tutor training workshop poster

Training for Educators & Settlement Practitioners – June 10

This FREE training is open to all who work with immigrants and refugees.

This workshop is designed to provide insights, skills, and practical tools for educators working with students in the classroom who may have experienced trauma and are struggling with mental health concerns. The workshop is based on research and expertise developed by Pacific Immigrant Resources Society (PIRS) through years of teaching and learning about refugees in the settlement sector across the Lower Mainland of BC. The workshop focuses on a trauma-informed framework and healing centered approaches so that teachers can engage with students to foster not only language and skill acquisition but also help newcomers develop better mental health strategies, community engagement, and an overall sense of well-being as they transition through their settlement process in Canada.

Along with the workshop, participants will have access to the Community Based Training Guide which will be distributed as PDFs to the participants. The workshop will include practical tips and strategies, resources, and ideas that can help build a more inclusive classroom practice.

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