United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex County

On Track to Success - For Parents

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Helping local youth graduate high school, attend post-secondary education, and reach their full potential.

To support the students and their families, the ON TRACK TO SUCCESS program provides the following supports:

  1. Individual and Family Support: Students are provided with a Success Coach who meets regularly with the student, parents, and school staff to ensure that the student and family are getting the help they need. The Success Coach also provides individual and family counselling, advocacy and system navigation support, and referrals to community services.
  2. Academic Support: Students are provided tutoring support Monday through Thursday each week throughout the academic year, school supplies, and access to technology. Additionally, strategic supports can be put in place to assist with help in core academic subjects.
  3. Social and Career Mentoring: Students are connected with volunteer social mentors in both individual and group settings to help boost self-confidence, and improve peer and family relationships. Additionally, students are connected with specialized volunteer mentors to help explore various career paths, determine career goals, and develop an educational plan designed to reach their career goals.
  4. Financial Support: Students are provided financial support to remove potential barriers to academic success such as transportation, school fees, and textbook costs. In addition, students receive a $4,000 educational scholarship after successful completion of the program.


For more information about the program, please contact:

Liam Giles-Hayes
Director of Programs
519-259-6196 or lgileshayes@weareunited.com 

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In The News

On Track to Success Student awarded huge scholarship

At United Way, we know that education is the foundation for a bright future. But sometimes challenges get in the way and extra support is needed, especially when it comes to pursuing post-secondary education.

Watch this video about how United Way's On Track to Success Program helped Leah, a Grade 12 student learn to believe in herself and accomplish her goal of being the first person in her family to attend University. She was recently awarded the Ed Lumley Bursary in the amount of $32,000 - a life changing award for her and her family. This year, the University of Windsor awarded $177,800 in bursaries and scholarships to On Track to Success students.

United Way's On Track to Success Program is helping students like Leah get the help they need to reach their full potential. The program helps remove barriers to success by providing academic and financial support, along with social and career mentioring to youth in West Windsor and Leamington. Students enrolled in the program also have the chance to earn up to $4,000 for any post-secondary education program they wish to pursue.

Last updated June 17, 2020

United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex County
300 Giles Boulevard East, Unit A1, Windsor, Ontario N9A 4C4

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