2017 Highlights

A year of amazing growth and celebrated stories

Beating the Odds

Graduate of the Beat the Street program, Melanie Lajambe-Johnson receives the Peter Gzowski Invitational Learner Achievement Award at Frontier College’s 26th Annual Bonspiel for Literacy, alongside Toronto Literacy Program Coordinator, Rosita Bacchus, and President and CEO, Stephen Faul.

Melanie knew the journey of an adult literacy learner was challenging, but she had the courage to work on attaining her GED so that she could enter the plumbing or carpentry program at George Brown College. Not only did she successfully take her GED test, Melanie developed employment skills while participating in Frontier College’s social enterprise, The New Readers Bookstore. Here, she applied numeracy and computer skills learned in our Beat the Street program.

The Peter Gzowski Invitational Learner Achievement Award is supported by generous donations from Patricia and David Morton.