MLT Aikins is pleased to be presenting sponsor of the 2019 Mother Teresa Middle School (MTMS) “The Sky’s The Limit” event – an evening to celebrate students’ individual successes and the remarkable community that has supported them over the last eight years.
The annual spring event aims to recognize the achievements of former MTMS students as they now graduate from high school. The graduates come from economically disadvantaged backgrounds and have persevered in the most incredible ways to succeed in gaining an education.
MTMS provides an enhanced, holistic, middle school education to Regina’s vulnerable inner city youth. At this event, families, friends, teachers and community partners gather to celebrate the students and share an unforgettable night filled with stories of triumph and the power of community.
Investing in Students
MLT Aikins has been a supporter of MTMS since its inception in 2011 and is pleased to have contributed to these students’ success. In addition to volunteering at the school, the firm’s lawyers established and continue to donate to the MLT Aikins Bursary, which provides financial assistance to MTMS students.
Each year, approximately $15,000 is disbursed to the more than 150 students who are currently enrolled in MTMS or studying in high school or university. The fund covers everything from bus passes to graduation expenses, clothing and extracurricular activities. The bursary is also used to defray some of the costs of post-secondary education.
“The Sky’s the Limit” 2019 event will be held on June 5, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. at the Travelodge Hotel & Conference Centre (4177 Albert Street South) in Regina. Register online now.
MTMS was founded in 2011 by Paul J. Hill, president and CEO of Regina-based Harvard Developments Inc.. It is modelled after similar schools found in some of the most economically disadvantaged neighbourhoods in large cities in the United States. To help break the cycle of poverty among its target families, the school uses a unique framework and best practices adapted from these extended time schools.
MTMS is guided by the mission to provide life-changing educational opportunities for some of Regina’s most under-privileged inner-city youth. The school serves highly motivated grade 6 to 8 students whose potential for success has been compromised by social and economic factors affecting them and their families.