Lambton Circles Celebrates

Mar 28th, 2012 | By | Category: Updates

Over 130 people, representing all three Lambton Circles initiatives, met for a community dinner last night to celebrate several important milestones.

Lambton has been designated as the recruitment and training site for the Circles Canadian Campaign. Lambton's Circles staff will train and support other communities in Canada wishing to launch a Circles initiative.

First generation post-secondary students are now part of a supportive Circle at Lambton College as they complete their studies and move forward on their plan of change. College staff and faculty are serving as mentors. "We are the first Circles community in North America to specifically support adults from generational poverty in their goal to attain post-secondary education," said Gayle Montgomery, Circles Coordinator. "This represents the fruition of a long-term vision shared by myself and Wendy Asher, Dean, Community Services and Liberal Studies at Lambton College."

Also, three Circle Leaders were recognized for reaching their goal to transition out of poverty and choosing to stay on with the initiative and become Allies for others. This accomplishment represents the ultimate objective of Circles.

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