The goal of BSSAP is to increase the involvement of Aboriginal parents in
education. The funding has assisted schools in developing partnerships and
programs with parents and the community which will contribute to the educational
success of Aboriginal students.
Schools have taken the lead in forming and maintaining effective
family-school partnerships that positively influence all students’ learning. The
strong relationships have changed the future – not just for students and their
families, but also for schools – in the form of these educational partners
jointly implementing approaches intended to enhance student motivation,
engagement with school, academic progress, school attendance levels, sense of
wellbeing, and lower dropout rates. Families and schools are working together as
real partners. The scope of these partnerships is wide and includes support by
school leaders for family involvement in school activities, a strong commitment
by all partners to student learning success, a welcoming school atmosphere and
two-way communication. The partnerships that this fund supports will become
models of the way we would like school communities to function.
Building Student Success with Aboriginal Parents (BSSAP) directly supports
the education priority in Manitoba’s Aboriginal Education and Employment Action
Plan through Goal 1: “Student Engagement and High School Completion”.
For more information please call the school or visit the BSSAP webpage at http://www.edu.gov.mb.ca/bssap/index.html