Since May 2012, when representatives from Victoria Gold Corp. and the Yukon Government came together informally to discuss how we - as proud Yukoners – could work together to help increase student attendance rates in classrooms throughout the territory, the Victoria Gold Yukon Student Encouragement Society and its volunteer-driven Every Student, Every Day fund was born.
Since that time, in four short years, we have raised and distributed almost $200,000 to directly support 28 grassroots, community-driven student attendance projects from Old Crow to Watson Lake and Carmacks to Copper Ridge.
We are seeing tangible and positive attendance rate increases across the Yukon due to the commitment and generous spirit of our community.
We are five volunteers, dedicated to student success in the Yukon, and extend our sincere appreciation to our valued partners – Yukon Education and the territory’s committed private sector – for helping us help alleviate absenteeism with an approach that encourages individual educators and community groups to develop and implement projects that reflect the needs of their unique students.
Every Student, Every Day encourages all Yukon schools, First Nations and community groups to apply for funding again this year – as success in school can lead to success in life.
Victoria Gold Yukon Student Encouragement Society
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Every Student, Every Day is an exciting, grassroots initiative guided by the not-for-profit Victoria Gold Yukon Student Encouragement Society to increase awareness about student attendance challenges in the territory and raise funds that individual schools and communities can apply for to develop and undertake innovative and local solutions that support student success.
Established in the fall of 2012, Every Student, Every Day raised almost $200,000 towards 36 locally generated projects in schools and communities across the Yukon.
The Victoria Gold Yukon Student Encouragement Society, in partnership with Yukon Education, is committed to helping students attend school regularly and succeed in their learning and in their lives.
Thank you for your support!