City Central, Guildford Park and North Surrey are three of five Learning Centres in the Surrey School District. Despite small populations of approximately 200 students each, we have some of the highest needs in the district and many students at the Learning Centres face daily and complex challenges – lack of food, no transportation, living alone and/or no consistent home base, inability to cover extra costs like school supplies, extra-curricular activities or school social events. School counsellors at each site would use the Emergency Fund to cover emergency costs for food, clothes, transportation, school supplies and extracurricular costs when there is no other way to provide these items to students. Providing these basics will ensure that students stay connected to school, and are focused on learning and graduating.
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