One of Frontier College's foundational beliefs is that everyone should have the opportunity to learn
. For incarcerated people, literacy programs provide more than the chance to gain knowledge and skills; they are hope for the future.
In Saskatchewan and Manitoba, Frontier College runs programs in a number correctional facilities: Saskatoon Correctional Centre and Saskatoon Reintegration Unit and the Manitoba Youth Centre and Women’s Correctional Centre.
Volunteers working with incarcerated people may find themselves supporting GED attainment, working on post-secondary material, or helping to develop reading and writing skills. Just as with adults outside of the correctional system, incarcerated learners are working at a wide range of levels, with a variety of interests and goals. There's even a Comic Book Club where people create their own comics!
One learner in the men's Reintegration Unit worked toward--and attained--a certificate in power engineering. This is a life-changing achievement.
If you would like to volunteer with the prison literacy program in Saskatchewan or Manitoba, fill in the Volunteer Inquiry Form
. Volunteers for this program are welcomed year-round.