Phelps Aide Phelps Helps was founded in 2012 to expressly combat the unacceptably high drop-out rates in the Stanstead area of Quebec. Since inception, the organization has grown organically from a single high school tutoring program to six individual free-of-charge programs providing educational and career support. Phelps serves Stanstead area community members between the ages of 8 and 30 with a continuum of services, prioritizing those facing numerous barriers to attaining an education and employment.
Empowering a community through educational and career support
Phelps offers a unique range of assistance designed to increase community engagement and to establish the foundation for a life of autonomy. Rural community members are provided the support system needed to graduate from high school and to realize their future career and educational goals.
Phelps focuses on four key outcomes leading to enhanced community vitality for the Stanstead area:
"The biggest transformation I have witnessed in our community is a genuine shift in the attitudes
of its members -educational and career success is now on the table! The community
organizations and institutions are working together in ways we never imagined toward a
sustainable solution. I couldn't be more proud of the role we have played in this real change
over the past 8 years". - Katie Lowry, Executive Director