Funding goal set at $80,000 to go directly for projects, improve student attendance and bold new 2019 Campaign

Whitehorse, Yukon–In celebration of our 6th year, The Victoria Gold Yukon Student Encouragement Society’s, “Every Student, Every Day” charitable fund is launching an even more aggressive campaign to work to resolve student attendance in the Yukon. Capable and educated Yukoners will be needed to fill positions in the private sector, the public sector, government and to continue to build this Yukon we all love. In order to achieve this, we need to increase the attendance rates and ultimately the success rates in Yukon schools. To this end, “Every Student Every Day” plans an ambitious 2018, with goals including partnering with Yukon Education to fund over $80k in projects for 2019, engaging with First Nations with a pilot project, a bold social media and video campaign and hiring a passionate, part-time Executive Director.

 “Every Student, Every Day”is Victoria Gold Corp.’s charitable initiative, which works with the community to raise awareness and funds to support increased student attendance throughout the Yukon – and ultimately to help build a skilled, local labour force and a thriving community!

The Victoria Gold Yukon Student Encouragement Society’s, “Every Student, Every Day” charitable fund was created in 2012, and in six short years our efforts are demonstrating positive, tangible results in schools from Old Crow to Watson Lake and Mayo to Whitehorse.  We know that one of the most important things our territory’s students can do is also one of the most basic: go to school every day. Guided by the volunteer Board of Directors, led by long term Yukoner Tara Christie, “Every Student, Every Day”has raised and distributed over $300,000 to directly support more than 70 grass-roots student attendance projects in our territory’s schools and communities.

We are passionate in our goal to help Yukon students attend school regularly. Supporting success in their learning and in their lives is at the heart of everything we do. Working together as a community we can encourage and remove barriers to regular school attendance. This is one of the most powerful ways we can prepare our children for success – both in school and in life. By making school attendance a priority, we are helping Yukon students get better grades, develop healthy life habits, avoid dangerous behaviour and have an improved chance of graduating from high school.

The Every Student, Every Day” campaign has many ways for Businesses, governments and Yukoners to participate:

Option 1– Become an “Every Student, Every Day” Partner 

We seek partners who wish to make a 5-year commitment:

Gold Partner               $15,000 per year

Silver Partner              $10,000 per year

Copper Partner             $5,000 per year

As a Partner, you will you will;

  1. Receive recognition at all “Every Student, Every Day”events and publicity materials
  2. Have an opportunity to join our advisory board.
  3. 2 free tickets to our annual Gala event.

Option 2 – Be a Sponsor of the 7th Annual “Every Student, Every Day”Gala,

Saturday, Sep 29th, 2018, hosted by the Victoria Gold Yukon Student Encouragement Society.   Your company name and logo will be displayed at the event and on all promotional material.

Option 3 – Donate

Donate a piece of art, jewelry, or merchandise for the silent or live auction.

Option 4 – Join us at the Gala!

Tickets are $250 per person.  This is a popular event and tickets will be limited to 4 per company. Partners and sponsors will receive priority on additional tickets. The theme and dress for the event is “Klondike”.

For sponsorship and tickets to the Every Student, Every Day Gala please contact Tanuja Skerlec at tanuja@everystudenteveryday.ca.

Our September 29th event promises to be a fun evening of celebration.  We look forward to seeing you.

Option 5 – Champion a Project in your Community

At the heart of success in improving student attendances, are the community champions who help design, lead, volunteer and promote projects to increase attendance in Yukon Schools. Projects that succeed are community driven and meet community need. Collaboration between schools, First Nations, educators, community members, parents, and all the other stakeholders is what will lead to long term success.

For the 2018/2019 school year nineteen (19) Yukon projects have received $67,500 in funding from Every Student, Every Dayto help increase student attendance in schools and communities throughout the territory.

For the 2018/2019 school year nineteen (19) Yukon projects have received $67,500 in funding from Every Student, Every Day to help increase student attendance in schools and communities throughout the territory.

Since its formation, Every Student, Every Day has raised and distributed over $365,000 to more than 70 student attendance projects in almost every Yukon community. A complete list of the 20 successful projects funded this year is included below.

Applications for projects to be implemented in the 2019-20 school year will be accepted until March 2019. To learn more about Every Student, Every Day, please visit www.everystudenteveryday.ca  or find the charity on Facebook.

 

Contact:

Tara Christie

President

E: taramchristie@gmail.com

C: 778 9280556