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Literacy in Correctional Facilities

One of Frontier College's foundational beliefs is that everyone should have the opportunity to learn. For incarcerated people, literacy programs provide more than the chance to gain knowledge and skills; they are hope for the future.
 
In Saskatchewan and Manitoba, Frontier College runs programs in a number correctional facilities: Saskatoon Correctional Centre and Saskatoon Reintegration Unit and the Manitoba Youth Centre and Women’s Correctional Centre.
 
Volunteers working with incarcerated people may find themselves supporting GED attainment, working on post-secondary material, or helping to develop reading and writing skills. Just as with adults outside of the correctional system, incarcerated learners are working at a wide range of levels, with a variety of interests and goals. There's even a Comic Book Club where people create their own comics!
 
One learner in the men's Reintegration Unit worked toward--and attained--a certificate in power engineering. This is a life-changing achievement.
 
If you would like to volunteer with the prison literacy program in Saskatchewan or Manitoba, fill in the Volunteer Inquiry Form. Volunteers for this program are welcomed year-round.
 
To learn more about Frontier College news, read our Literacy in Action newsletter.
Posted: 8/26/2021 12:21:45 PM by Joanne Huffa


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