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PGPL continues Homework Help program

The Prince George Public Library (PGPL) is is resuming its Homework Help tutoring program. Provincial Enhancement Funding will be used to support this year’s program.

The PGPL Homework Help tutors work with small groups of students in grades 3-12 to build skills in English, Math and Sciences. Students will be paired with an experienced tutor and university student for their weekly session. Free, one-hour tutoring sessions will be held Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays and are booked on a first come, first served basis with sessions starting on December 5.

Sessions will be offered in-person at both the Bob Harkins Branch, downtown, and the Nechako Branch, in the Hart, as well as online. Submit a registration request for a tutoring session online at www.pgpl.ca/homework-help or call 250-563-9251 ext. 100. Due to the high demand of the program, submitting a request form does not guarantee a spot in the Homework Help program. However, the program can accommodate up to 60 students per week.

The Homework Help program has been a cornerstone of our community since 2015, offering a profound impact on many young lives. It is with great excitement and thankfulness that we can bring back this program once more in-person for those who need extra supports in their learning and are wanting to build their academic confidence and skills in a safe and welcoming space.

“This program has been extremely popular and so well utilized in the past that that we unfortunately haven’t been able to accommodate everyone who wanted tutoring services,” said Manager of Communications & Engagement, Jen Rubadeau. “This year we have opened up more tutoring blocks than last year thanks to the one-time Library Enhancement Grant from the Province of British Columbia.”

Offering no barrier learning support to community youth through the Homework Help program supports PGPL’s vision of fostering a vibrant, inclusive, thriving community, and its mission to build community resilience by creating welcoming and inclusive spaces for every person to read, connect, and share.

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