SECC Community Change Maker Scholarship
South Essex Community Council has been providing community services in Leamington, Kingsville and Wheatley since 1973. Every day, the organization and its staff and volunteers strive to achieve its mission: “Helping people. Improving lives.” Although SECC has been doing community work for many years, it cannot accomplish its mission without the help of businesses, volunteers, and various community partners. SECC also believes that it must play an integral part in grooming and supporting the next generation of community change makers. We need your help to ensure our communities are vibrant, strong and thriving, not just for this generation, but also for the next.
The goal of the SECC Community Change Maker Scholarship is to provide financial support through four, $500 scholarships to young people who are planning to use their post-secondary educations to make societal change in the wider community, in the province or in the world.
THE 2020 COMMUNITY CHANGE MAKER SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED
SPARK After School Program
The SPARK After School Program launched in September 2015. It quickly expanded with 22 kids from Queen Elizabeth Public School as well as Mill Street Public School. The program, funded by the United Way and delivered by SECC, was designed to offer a safe, meaningful experience that is educational, providing homework help, as well as recreational. Additionally, kids are provided with a healthy snack upon arrival.
The children have become team players, more active, and artistically inclined, creating beautiful artwork. Children and parents have also participated and attended our monthly Community Dinners, where they have been invited to share in a meal, and attend an interesting workshop afterwards. The program has fostered new friendships and positive relationships, an improvement in behaviors and attitudes, and the freedom to express themselves. We hope to continue to grow and inspire.