This summer, Giant Tiger employees took to the pitch for an exciting soccer match with Boys and Girls Club youth!
The game at Boys and Girls Club of East Scarborough was in celebration of the launch of Giant Tiger Giant Steps, a homework support program for children in grades 7 and 8.
Giant Tiger Giant Steps offers opportunities for young people to complete homework and receive tutoring in a supportive environment. By engaging kids at an earlier age, Club staff can help prepare them for the rigors of high school, and ensure they are well-positioned to meet academic demands. Giant Steps also encourages young people to build relationships with Club staff, their peers, and mentors, and develop communication and leadership skills.
“At the East Scarborough Club, 60 children will benefit from improved literacy and numeracy during a critical age—grades seven and eight,” said Ron Rock, the Club’s executive director.
And thanks to a $150,000 donation from Giant Tiger, 14 Boys and Girls Clubs across the country will run the Giant Steps program in 2017/2018.