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Financial Literacy Month Series: Money and Education

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Thinking About Education

There is more than one way to get an education. If you haven’t completed high school, there are different programs that can help you get your diploma.

  • At PELC, we help adult students with many different skills, including reading, writing and numbers, and can help you get a high school diploma
  • Loyola Learning Centres and Quinte Adult Ed in Picton, Belleville and Trenton also help adult students get a high school diploma

If you have a teacher or school counselor that you trust, try to talk to them about your financial situation. There might be school programs that can help. Here are a few examples of the support you can receive if you go to Public or Catholic school.

Public School (Hastings and Prince Edward Learning Foundation)

  • Student Nutrition Programs – daily nutritious meals to help students learn
  • Student Emergency Fund – financial help for student emergencies
  • Len & Olive Black Memorial Fund – financial help with course materials or application fees for education after high school
  • There are other programs that could help you

Catholic School (Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic Education Foundation)

  • The foundation helps students and families who need financial assistance
  • They can help with urgent, unexpected needs like food, clothes, transportation, medical supplies, and eyeglasses
  • Families can talk to the school Principal to learn more

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