Walk in the Park for Children’s Literacy and Learning Programs

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On June 15, 2013 we invite all supporters of Learning Disabilities Association of Manitoba to join us in Winnipeg’s St. Vital Park for a barbecue and our third annual, Walk in the Park. This fundraising event supports our children’s literacy and family support programs. Every $5 donated will make an hour of specially designed tutoring possible for a child who struggles with reading and writing.

Participants can choose to collect pledges, offering those around them the chance to support children’s literacy and learning programs in a meaningful way. There will be prizes for our top pledge raisers, as well as a small gift for each child that participates. Registration begins at 1 p.m. and costs $20, which includes the barbecue. The fee is waived for anyone who brings in $60 or more in pledges.

Our children’s programs provide individualized lessons designed and supervised by teachers and delivered one-on-one by trained community volunteers. We have seen amazing results from the programs! One 7-year-old boy calls it “super school”; a 10-year-old calls it “the best place in the world.” Another little girl who has improved is all areas of literacy in her first session wrote this comment: “When you get help you learn more!”

From the parent of an 11-year-old: “Having 1-1 teacher/student ratio is a huge benefit and opportunity. For the first time in our journey of navigating ‘in the world of a child with a learning disability,’ we feel hopeful and thankful. It is wonderful to see our daughter happy, engaged, motivated and viewing herself as a learner, not as a poor student. Thank you for all your wisdom, support and nurturance.”

The walk is a chance to have fun while getting some fresh air and exercise, all the while making a difference in the lives of children. Please don’t hesitate to contact to us if you’d like to hear more about A Walk in the Park, or the programs we offer.

Click on the following link to download a pledge form: Pledge Form and Information Package

If you would like to donate online, click here.

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