Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School is a non-profit centre of education supporting students with language-based learning disabilities, located in North Vancouver, BC. For over 40 years, KGMS has helped kids with learning challenges build skills and develop tools to be successful throughout their lives.
Our mission is to empower students by unlocking and removing obstacles to learning so that they can experience personal growth and academic achievement. Our school specializes in educating and growing the confidence of students with dyslexia, autism, anxiety, ADHD and other learning disabilities in Grades K - 12 and our approach is designed to develop the whole child.
Our unique program includes one-on-one tutoring, the lowest student to teacher ratio in the province, and a focus on hands-on learning.
We also have a Social-Emotional Learning curriculum, taught to address our student population with the understanding that social interaction and cues do not come naturally to them.
Why we are running? To raise funds to support KGMS families and their children in extreme need of financial support.
For many families, the decision to enrol their child in such a specialized program like ours is financially stressful. Often their "first choice" school didn't work out, and many students arrive feeling discouraged about learning and school in general. Statistics show that students with learning disabilities who do not receive the support that they need have a higher risk of dropping out of school, adult suicide and homelessness.
Funds raised will help families afford the high costs of tuition for their child who has been struggling with their learning challenges.