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The list of what a child needs is short. Food. Shelter. Play. Love. But they need something else too…Words. A child needs a forest of words to wander through and a sea of words to splash in. A child needs to be read to and a child needs to read.[...]
Thanks to all our volunteers and teachers who have helped us run our 2016/2017 school term programs! With your help we were able to: Offer 17 programs to 9 of our partnered elementary schools Provide 5000 hours of free tutoring to struggling students Extend our school term programs to June,[...]
Michelle Gilman, talented and highly experienced teacher, learning resource leader and non-profit activist, is joining our team! She has already provided us with a new math curriculum, and inspired our senior volunteers with her innovative ideas as a volunteer learning expert with LBN. Now as our Program Manager she will[...]
If you fall behind in reading at school in the first grade, it can set you back for the rest of your life. The same thing with math, if you’re falling behind by Grade 5 or so, you may never catch up without a little help. The problem is, for many[...]
Learning Buddies help younger students with reading and math; Program recruits high school, university students to help Grade 2-5 kids   When kids came into the office of Vancouver pediatrician Alisa Lipson, she was able to treat them for almost any malady. Sprains, infections, growing pains could all be dispatched[...]