SIA, in partnership with W.P. Bate Community School, OUTSaskatoon, Vinyasa Yoga for Youth, and CHEP Good Food will target 30 Indigenous and Newcomer vulnerable children from grades 1 to 8 at W.P. Bate Community School in Saskatoon to participate in the Culture Club.
This after school project will take place two days a week, Mondays and Wednesdays, from 3:45 pm to 5:00 pm. The purpose is to create a safe space to bring together children from low-income families to connect with each other and share pride in their culture through sharing a healthy snack; learning about nutrition; sharing their stories and culture; learning about other cultures; learning from Indigenous storytellers; learning and practicing yoga; physical activity and recreation through playing games; learning from guest facilitators from OUTSaskatoon, Indigenous groups like Young Thunder, CHEP Good Food. Parents will be invited for nutrition and yoga sessions.
During the summer, the Culture Club will connect with SIA's ConnectED summer youth program through joining in their activities once a month during the summer months of July and August. Expected outcomes are children's increased physical, social and emotional well being, and children and their families more engaged with the school and the learning community.
For more information about Culture Club, please contact:
Ryan Palik, Your Program Manager