Catherine Weenk and Pat Boot are All In - Saskatoon Public Schools Foundation
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Catherine Weenk and Pat Boot are All In

“We strongly believe literacy and education are the cornerstones of opportunity and key to kids’ avoiding a life of poverty. Governments don’t fund one-on-one tutoring for kids reading below grade level. If a child doesn’t read at grade level by the end of Grade 3, statistics show they most likely won’t graduate. This leads to a life of unemployment or crime and is a burden on social services and the community. We believe every child deserves an equal opportunity to graduate from high school and reach their full potential. Saskatchewan has the lowest level of literacy in Western Canada and in Saskatoon Public Schools, 28% of all students do not read at grade level by Grade 3. Because of this, we started the Early Learner Tutor Program in 2013, together with Saskatoon Public Schools, to provide one-on-one tutoring so no child would be left behind.”

Catherine Weenk and Pat Boot

SPSF is grateful to have the support of Catherine and Pat. Since 2013, they have generously contributed over $1.5 million. With their All In endowment match of $2.25 million, they will be investing over $3.75 million to support our youngest learners struggling to achieve
Grade 3 reading in Grade 3.