Classroom Champions is an organization that pairs world class athletes with high needs and rural classrooms. Through the use of technology, students connect with their athletes for curriculum based learning on opics ranging from setting goals to the importance of hard work and perseverance.
Having been involved with Classroom Champions in both Canada and the US for the past four years, we’ve seen the impact the program has not only on its students, but on its athletes as well. As such, we now require that any athlete sponsored by Crescent Point be a Classroom Champion. We’re proud to have the following athletes on our team:
- Michelle Salt - Paralympic Snowboarder
- Sam Effah - 2x Canadian National Champion, 100m Sprint and World Championship competitor
- Tristan Walker & Justin Snith - Champions and 2x Olympians in Doubles Luge
We’ve partnered with Junior Achievement to help instill a sense of entrepreneurial spirit in students in rural areas of Southern Alberta and Saskatchewan.
Through interactive school-based learning, Junior Achievement encourages kids and youth to explore the ideals of business, innovation and entrepreneurship. In the 2016/2017 school year, Junior Achievement delivered 1,147 programs to over 30,000 students in Southern Alberta. We look forward to continuing our partnership and expanding the program in Southern Saskatchewan for the 2017/2018 school year.
Scholarships and Bursaries
We’ve set up several bursaries, endowments and scholarships at post-secondary institutions in and around our operating areas. The award parameters vary at each institution and apply to various programs.
One of our most notable ongoing scholarship areas is the Seventh Generation Fund Scholarship which is administered by the Ute Tribe Education Department in Utah. This scholarship is available to Ute Tribal members and descendants and can be used at any university in the United States. Scholarship recipients are deemed to excel in academics and are looking to continue their post-secondary education.