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.
Empowering a community through educational and career support
Four Pillars of Support
Phelps focuses on four key outcomes leading to enhanced community vitality for the Stanstead area:
Successful educational transitions
Participating community members will benefit from building a clear vision of their paths, motivated and enthusiastic to learn and to achieve personal educational success.
By building independent decision-making capabilities, improving social relationships and developing self-management skills, participants will establish the foundation required for a life of autonomy.
Gaining and holding valuable employment
Participants will be guided to discover practical career paths which include developing a broader range of work and language skills needed to elevate employment opportunities.
Advocating for the community and engaging influencers
Phelps will work to increase awareness of our Mission and to mobilize involvement, both within the community and with the wider region. Influencers will be recruited to partner and advocate to decision makers on Phelps’ behalf with the goal of sharing our successful model for the benefit of other rural communities.
"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, PROGRAMS DIRECTOR