The Langley School District Foundation envisions a community where:
The Langley School District Foundation recognizes that mental wellness is an increasing challenge for students. Stress, worry and anxiety among students is reaching a tipping point.
We have committed to assisting students who need private mental health support but for whom the financial cost is a barrier. Please reach out to your school counsellor or Principal and they will connect with the Foundation on your behalf. All inquiries and requests are private and confidential.
If you are a business or organization wishing to support Student Mental Wellness, please connect with us. We have a vision for a Langley Youth Mental Health Summit and we are actively looking for funders to help bring this vision to life!
In collaboration with Jack.Org, summits bring young students together to learn from each other and build the skills needed to deepen their impact in their communities.
Young people will have the opportunity to develop leadership skills, increase their mental health knowledge and decrease the stigma that surrounds mental illness in schools and communities.
We envision a jam-packed experience; exciting speakers, workshops, activities, and brainstorming sessions.
We’re building a community without shame. A country where all young people have the knowledge they need to take care of their own mental health. A Canada where we have the power to change systems so that those who need support access the help they deserve.
One of the greatest gifts we can give students is the ability read, write and form a connection to stories and books.
However, literacy can apply to many things – physical literacy and movement; financial literacy; health literacy; digital literacy. The Foundation is proud to partner and support student literacy in all its shapes and forms.
Giving students the chance to engage in real world problem solving; providing opportunities to take part in unique extra curricular activities and supporting all the things that do not typically get funded through the Ministry of Education.
Civic service, leadership, volunteerism – students today need a vast array of experiences and exposure so they can transition into adulthood and achieve their fullest potential.
That’s where the Foundation steps in, providing funding and support for Langley students to participate in exceptional opportunities to enhance their growth and development.
The Langley School District Foundation is proud to manage over 300 scholarships and bursaries for Langley students.
Offering a scholarship can be a terrific way for a family or business to support students. Many of our partners appreciate that it is a tax receiptable way to invest in the future.
A few years ago, the Foundation started hearing stories of students coming to school hungry. That was a concern so we contacted the schools to find out how many of their students were actually in that predicament.
Principals were reporting 100s of kids arriving every morning without having had breakfast and with no packed lunch. The numbers, exceeding 3000 per day, were astonishing.
Realizing that no child can concentrate, participate or learn on an empty stomach, the Foundation initiated their Food for Thought Campaign.
Since then, thanks to all our community partners and volunteers students who were previously hungry, are now armed with a nutritious breakfast, healthy lunch, snacks throughout the day and backpacks filled with food to take home to their families.
“The difference in their performance, attitude and behavior is incredible,” says Langley Secondary principal, Marcello Moino.
Langley Meadows former principal Vanessa Jaggi agrees. As two of the first schools to embrace the concept by incorporating a breakfast program into their daily routines, the Langley (secondary) and Langley Meadows (elementary) breakfast programs have become the prototypes for other schools looking to emulate and adopt.
Now thanks to Breakfast Clubs of Canada, the Walnut Grove Business Association, Re/Max Treeland, Poppy Estates, Starline Windows and Vitrum Glass Products, breakfast clubs flourish in many of our schools.
But hunger doesn’t stop at breakfast – it goes on throughout the day and into weekends and holidays. So now thanks to the Township of Langley Firefighters Charity, we can deliver snacks to our schools. Twice a month the big, red fire engines arrive at 26 schools. Firefighters are there to distribute snacks and interact with the wide-eyed students.
And to provide backpacks filled with food to feed families on weekends and holidays are the United Churches of Langley, Aldergrove Central and Sunrise Rotary Clubs of Langley. The backpacks are filled by student volunteers on Thursday and delivered to the schools on Friday for families to take home to their hungry families.
90% of all donations go to support Langley students and their programs. All donations are tax receiptable.
The Langley School District Foundation was incorporated in 2001 as a Canadian registered charity.
CRN: 87308 4917 RR0001.
4875 222nd Street
Langley, BC V3A 3Z7
CRN: 87308 4917 RR0001
The Langley School District Foundation was incorporated in 2001 as a Canadian registered charity. All donations to the Foundation are tax receiptable. CRN: 87308 4917 RR0001.
90% of all donations to the Foundation go to support Langley students and their programs.