Learnxs
Organization profile published 1979

Publisher:  Toronto Board of Education, Toronto, Canada
Year Published:  1979  
Pages:  15pp  
Resource Type:  Organization
Cx Number:  CX1033
Inactive/Defunct Organization
A non-profit community organization in support of innovative and experimental programs in community education.

Abstract:  The Learnxs Foundation was established in 1973 as a non-profit community organization in support of innovative and experimental programs in community education in co-operation with the Toronto Board of Education and related community groups. The Foundation received its incorporation and registered charity status in April 1974.

The name Learnxs is an acronym for Learning Exchange System, a program to encourage the use of community learning resources, which was the first project of the Foundation.

Other projects have included: Project 121--the use of classroom volunteers on a one-to-one basis to assist students with learning difficulties. Funding was received from the Junior League of Toronto.
Learnxs Press--a publishing house for innovative learning materials stressing the use of community resources. Support comes from government grants, fees for service and revenue from sales.
Score--School Community Organization to Revitalize Education is a research and development project to improve education in the inner city. Support comes from the Atkinson Foundation and the Toronto Board of Education. Toronto Urban Studies Centre--a centre to encourage the use of the urban environment to support classroom learning. Support comes from the Ministry of Education and the Toronto Board of Education. SEEC--Student Employment Experience Centre Project is a youth employment project for early school leavers (14-15 years-old) based on an urban cottage industry model to encourage community economic development. Support comes from Employment & Immigration, Canada, the Toronto Board of Education and revenues from sales. Youth Ventures--this is a new project based on the SEEC model but concentrating on the 16 to 19 age group. It is anticipated that funding will come from senior levels of government, private interest, and revenue from sales.

This abstract was published in the Connexions Digest in 1979.

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