Skills Development

Our core mission to “improve the lives of kids” has us focused on creating and sponsoring activities in several areas. See below for more details.

Strong Start Reading Program

Strong Start is a charitable organization that helps children from 6 months to 9 years of age acquire essential early literacy skills. We want kids to have the ability to read and to enjoy doing so. We are proud to be able to support this program in our local grade school.

For more information about Strong Start, click here.

Robotics

St. Jacobs Public School Robotics

We are proud to have sponsored the first Lego Robotics Team at St. Jacobs Public School. Our ongoing support for this program is vital to helping kids learn problem-solving skills and how to work collaboratively.

EDSS Robotics Team – Sir Lancerbot

Sir Lancerbot has consistently performed in the top 10% of robots worldwide and is focused on spreading the FIRST message to students and our community.

Their mission goes beyond building a robot – they are building people.

First Robotics allows students to manage the development and manufacturing of the robot as a team and teaches them skills by joining them with mentors in each of the required disciplines.

Check them out today by visiting their webpage here.

Library Summer Reading Program

The Region of Waterloo Library participates in the “TD Summer Reading Club” which is Canada‚Äôs biggest, bilingual summer reading program for kids of all ages, interests, and abilities.

We support our St. Jacobs branch by sponsoring any supplies they may need to run this program. Check out the link below for more information on this amazing program.

https://www.rwlibrary.ca/en/programs-events/summer-reading-club.aspx

Bike Riding and Road Safety

We have partnered with Cycling into the Future to teach kids the rules of the road when it comes to biking. Road safety is important to all of us and we are committed to helping kids in this area.

Kidsability – Sounds of Christmas

Nicole Guse has been organizing the “Sounds of Christmas” for almost 10 years now in support of the Kidsability Foundation. This event is a celebration of seasonal music and there is a large component of it performed by kids. Kids helping kids is what we love to see! For more information on this program – check out Guse Productions.