Fresh Start - Break the Cycle Project
This funding assists single parents with child care support while they attend classes at Western.
One of the major obstacles for single parents to begin or complete their post-secondary education is having enough money for child care while attending school. These parents also need a healthy support system, as well as resources to enhance their parenting skills for their future success. Single parents with limited social support and few financial resources find it impossible to:
- Improve the quality of life for themselves and their children
- Obtain the education necessary to prepare for technological jobs to become economically secure
- Gain confidence and a positive attitude that builds self-esteem and encourages success
- Improve and enhance parenting and relationship skills, which will affect them and their children for the rest of their lives
The purpose of Fresh Start is to provide single parents with the opportunity to complete their education at Western Technical College. The Western Foundation will assist students with child care funding at accredited/licensed daycare centers.