If you are member of United Way Regina, we would like to invite you to attend our Annual General Meeting which includes a presentation by Dr. Nora Findlay on the next steps in Regina's bid to join the Grade-Level Reading Communities Network.
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The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading is a collaborative effort by funders, non-profits, government agencies, business leaders, states and communities across North America to ensure that more low-income children succeed in school and graduate prepared for college, a career and active citizenship. The GLR Campaign focuses on a key predictor of school success and high school graduation – grade-level reading by the end of third grade. Since the GLR Campaign Communities Network was launched in 2012, this Network has been hard at work implementing ambitious plans to address three challenges to students' reading success: school readiness, school attendance and summer learning. We have begun to see the power of the Network, as communities have started to rely on each other for information, ideas and inspiration.
The Brain Architecture Game is a tabletop game experience that builds understanding of the powerful role of experiences on early brain development – what promotes it, what derails it, with what consequences for our community. Participants gain a memorable, compelling perspective on the lifelong impact of early childhood experiences. The game is a 75-90 minute experience optimized for groups of 4-6 people per table. It can be played in small workshops, conferences, and large events, with as few as 15, or as many as 80 participants.
Hosted by United Way Regina, the Poverty Simulation is an interactive tool that emulates what it would be like to live one month in poverty in Saskatchewan. Participants are given a backstory, a job, and a bank account. Their task – to see if they can last a month on a low and fixed income. Facilitators pose different questions and challenges for the participants to answer. The questions are based on real life scenarios right here in Regina.