With the Rotary Facilitator of Alumni Relations (FAR) Project, Kingston high school graduates of the Pathways to Education program will continue to be supported as they make decisions and take action related to any or all of post secondary education, training, and finding meaningful employment.
 
The project builds on the success of the Pathways to Education program located in an economically disadvantaged neighbourhood in North Kingston. Pathways works in communities across Canada to improve outcomes for high school students in low-income areas, offering tutoring, group and career mentoring, financial incentives, and advocacy support to enrolled students. Almost half of Kingston Pathways alumni are the first in their family to move on to post secondary education. While many of these alumni want to continue their education at the post secondary level, all want their efforts to lead to meaningful employment.

The four Rotary Clubs in Kingston have stepped up big time to help families and especially kids who are experiencing food insecurity through the Covid crisis. There are some 4,000 students who participate in the Food Sharing program in schools. Many of these children receive breakfast, lunch and a snack every school day between September and June. The Isthmus program bridges the gap between Friday and Monday for these children giving them a hamper of food for the weekend. With COVID-19, the numbers are growing and will continue to do so.

 

The Rotary Club of Kingston-Frontenac is building a strong reputation for its international work in Tanzania.  Our club is lucky to have one of our members who is so dedicated to community development activities in the Sub-Saharan country of Tanzania.

Peter Morrin joined our Club in 2014 and quickly became our director for International Service. Morrin has developed many connections and ideas for projects in Tanzania since he started spending several months there every year since 2011.