New name for Hamilton Mountain tutoring program

News Jun 05, 2015 by Mark Newman Hamilton Mountain News

When Ancaster resident Jack Parent died last July, the community and Neighbour to Neighbour Centre lost a passionate advocate for children.

A member of the Halo Foundation, Parent served on the board of directors and was vice president of finance for 13 years.

He was a big booster of the tutoring program run by the west Mountain centre and was instrumental in getting the charity to come on board in 2004 as the program’s first sponsor.

Earlier this year the Halo Foundation gave a $100,000 gift to Neighbour to Neighbour that will be used to help fund the tutoring program over the next five years.

Deban Brunette, director of educational programs at Neighbour to Neighbour Centre, said in recognition of the support from Parent and the Halo Foundation the tutoring program has been renamed the Neighbour to Neighbour Jack Parent Tutoring Program.

Since the program began in 2004, Brunette said 2,106 elementary school children on the Mountain have been given free one-on-one help with their English reading and comprehension skills from volunteer tutors.

This year 114 centre volunteers helped 230 students at 14 Mountain schools.

Further details about Halo Foundation’s support and the renaming of the tutoring program will be made during the graduation ceremony for tutoring program students at St. Michael Catholic Elementary School on June 11.

New name for Hamilton Mountain tutoring program

N2N centre honours legacy of Jack Parent

News Jun 05, 2015 by Mark Newman Hamilton Mountain News

When Ancaster resident Jack Parent died last July, the community and Neighbour to Neighbour Centre lost a passionate advocate for children.

A member of the Halo Foundation, Parent served on the board of directors and was vice president of finance for 13 years.

He was a big booster of the tutoring program run by the west Mountain centre and was instrumental in getting the charity to come on board in 2004 as the program’s first sponsor.

Earlier this year the Halo Foundation gave a $100,000 gift to Neighbour to Neighbour that will be used to help fund the tutoring program over the next five years.

Deban Brunette, director of educational programs at Neighbour to Neighbour Centre, said in recognition of the support from Parent and the Halo Foundation the tutoring program has been renamed the Neighbour to Neighbour Jack Parent Tutoring Program.

Since the program began in 2004, Brunette said 2,106 elementary school children on the Mountain have been given free one-on-one help with their English reading and comprehension skills from volunteer tutors.

This year 114 centre volunteers helped 230 students at 14 Mountain schools.

Further details about Halo Foundation’s support and the renaming of the tutoring program will be made during the graduation ceremony for tutoring program students at St. Michael Catholic Elementary School on June 11.

New name for Hamilton Mountain tutoring program

N2N centre honours legacy of Jack Parent

News Jun 05, 2015 by Mark Newman Hamilton Mountain News

When Ancaster resident Jack Parent died last July, the community and Neighbour to Neighbour Centre lost a passionate advocate for children.

A member of the Halo Foundation, Parent served on the board of directors and was vice president of finance for 13 years.

He was a big booster of the tutoring program run by the west Mountain centre and was instrumental in getting the charity to come on board in 2004 as the program’s first sponsor.

Earlier this year the Halo Foundation gave a $100,000 gift to Neighbour to Neighbour that will be used to help fund the tutoring program over the next five years.

Deban Brunette, director of educational programs at Neighbour to Neighbour Centre, said in recognition of the support from Parent and the Halo Foundation the tutoring program has been renamed the Neighbour to Neighbour Jack Parent Tutoring Program.

Since the program began in 2004, Brunette said 2,106 elementary school children on the Mountain have been given free one-on-one help with their English reading and comprehension skills from volunteer tutors.

This year 114 centre volunteers helped 230 students at 14 Mountain schools.

Further details about Halo Foundation’s support and the renaming of the tutoring program will be made during the graduation ceremony for tutoring program students at St. Michael Catholic Elementary School on June 11.