Richmond Regional High Community Learning Centre School
Richmond Regional High belongs to LEARN’s Network of 92 Community Schools in Quebec, known as Community Learning Centres (CLC Schools). CLC Schools develop partnerships to align school and community resources for students and English-speaking community members, supporting the holistic development of citizens and communities.
Richmond Regional High School became a CLC School in 2011. In 2016, RRHS’ feeder elementary schools, Asbestos-Danville-Shipton Elementary School, Drummondville Elementary School and St. Francis Elementary joined the CLC Network to work with RRHS towards the achievement of common goals. Together, these 4 schools and their respective communities are known as the Richmond, Danville and Drummondville area CLC.
What does this mean for RRHS and its students?
As a CLC School, RRHS has a dual mandate: student perseverance and community vitality. A dedicated coordinator works closely with school principal and staff towards developing mutually beneficial partnerships with community-based organizations, municipalities, local businesses, families, and community members. These partnerships will see direct support to community and school through enhanced access to recreational, educational, social, and cultural opportunities for youth, families, and the community at large.
The big picture
“Community schools are a strategy, not a program. They are both a place and a set of partnerships between the school and other community resources. Its integrated focus on academics, services, supports and opportunities leads to improved student learning, stronger families and healthier communities. Schools become centers of the community, open to everyone. They transform schools and communities.”
Some of our school & classroom activities realized through such partnerships include:
- Kitchen Brigades
- Workshops with professional English speaking artists
- Wellness Bags with tools to support mental health
- Distribution of free English books over the summer
- … more to come
For more information about the RRHS Community Learning Centre, please contact our CLC Coordinator:
Siu-Min Jim, (819) 826-3702 ext. 24026 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here to visit the LEARN website for more information about CLCs (Community Learning Centres Initiative).