Imagine if you had been denied the opportunity to graduate, not by choice, but by virtue of where you lived.
Imagine being a student today with no access to a computer or a meal to get you through the school day.
Or imagine being a parent who has to decide which one of your children goes to school each day because you can only afford transit fare for one of them.
This is the reality in far too many communities across Canada, where, as a result of poverty, 50 per cent or more of students are dropping out of high school. In fact, it is estimated that there are more than 300,000 students from low-income communities facing significant barriers to education.
But you have the power to change this. This back-to-school season, you can make a real difference for young people who need it most. With a new class of students preparing to enter high school, there are thousands of youth who need your life-changing support.
Your generous donation would give a young person the opportunity to overcome the barriers they face and graduate from high school with the foundation for future success.
Every student has potential, but not every student gets the chance to realize it. Will you help to build pathways to success for all youth this back-to-school season?