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Operation Come Home Rogers Achievement Centre

Students who can attend this achievement centre

The Rogers Achievement Centre gives educational support to youth ages 12-19, especially to those who are at-risk due to poverty, isolation, being new to Canada, or facing challenges at home. The Rogers Youth Fund initiative funds this Centre. This fund is the company’s national commitment to helping Canada's youth overcome barriers in getting the most out of their education.

Benefits of attending this centre

The Rogers Youth Fund supports a large range of programs that provide academic support, such as after-school homework clubs, tutoring and alternative schooling. The programs are focused and have a sustainable social impact. All students deserve the chance to reach their full potential, but they'll only reach it by realizing the importance of education. With Rogers and our charitable partners we are helping students make the most of their education.

Outcomes

The students at this Centre are offered a program that leads to a high school diploma or other educational or job opportunities. Youth will be motivated to take control of their life choices. The educational opportunities provided will guide the development of the whole person.

Testimonials:

“It made me realize I had unlimited potential.” – Miranda

“If it weren’t for the Achievement Centre, my life would have been much more difficult.” – Kris

“I’m a traveling man and I like the field trips.” – Zach

“Hope is where you choose to find it. I found it here.” – Caleb

Operation Come Home

Operation Come Home (OCH) is uniquely set up to offer this style of education. Our students come from all walks of life but have one thing in common - life on the streets. Once they have been on the streets, it is very difficult for them to fit into regular society and a school community. Research has proven that youth need to feel safe and have their basic needs met before they can begin to learn. Youth come to us because they are safe and supported at Operation Come Home.

We have a wonderful partnership with the Ottawa Food Bank and the School Breakfast Program, funded through the Ottawa Network for Education. These organizations provide healthy food to our students.

Youth Workers, Literacy Support staff, Social Workers and an Addiction Counsellor are on-site to help them with any other issues and needs that they have. This situation is ideal to help students become learners. The overall goal of this program is to motivate students to use what they learn with us to further their education and employment status.