Storwell Provides an Annual $2,000 Bursary for Former Foster Children and Youth in Care Seeking Post-Secondary Education
In an attempt to assist foster children and youth in care who struggle to afford post-secondary studies, Storwell has developed the Storwell Foster Children Bursary Program. There are over 63,000 children and youth living in permanent care with foster families, group homes, or in kinship care across Canada, with Indigenous children representing over 50% of all children in foster care. These children often experience difficulties gaining access to adequate education opportunities, especially when it comes to post-secondary education. For every one thousand youths in Canadian foster care, only eight go on to graduate with a post-secondary education.
One of the largest barriers to entry for children in foster care is the financial burden that comes along with post-secondary education. The objective of the Storwell Foster Children Bursary Program is to provide foster children and youth in care with resources and opportunities that might be otherwise unavailable to them. With the proper support, these students can work towards building a better life for themselves through the pursuit of higher education.
Storwell Self Storage is a premium self-storage company with locations across the GTA. Along with providing accessible and affordable storage units in Toronto, Scarborough, and Mississauga, Storwell is also devoted to helping out the local community by supporting various social initiatives. Students who fulfill the eligibility criteria are encouraged to apply HERE!