QUantum Overview

Covering Belleville,

Prince Edward County &

Quinte West

Quantum is a long-term, multi-component intervention program aiming to increase high school graduation rates in students facing various challenges as they enter high school.

 

The program provides wrap-around care for the duration of the student's high school career. This unique program aims to eliminate barriers to success by providing educational, developmental, community opportunities coupled with a sustained relationship with a caring adult.

 

The Quantum Program is an evidence-based evaluated program that has had a 70% success rate of High School Graduation, over a 4-year term.

Students who are at risk of not completing high school are identified by school administration; Children’s Aid Society, Children’s Mental Health, police and community agencies and are referred to Quantum. Each year a new incoming group of grade nines are added to the Quantum rotation, remaining in the program throughout their education career.  

Quantum is separated into three components;
1) EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES

2) PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

3) COMMUNITY SERVICE ACTIVITIES 

 

The program requires that the student complete 250 hours per year in each of these components, totalling 750 hours. An outline of the three activity components is as follows:

Educational Activities 

For example: tutoring, study groups, homework club etc.) intended to improve academic achievement and increase the likelihood of graduation from high school and enrolment in post-secondary education

Community Service Activities

Personal development

(e.g. job planning, recreational activities, life skills, one-on-one support etc.) intended to reduce high-risk behaviours, highlight strengths, and encourage positive relationships

Volunteer activities intended to help youth gain valuable experiences and make connections while developing a sense of community and personal responsibility

WHO ARE QUANTUM PARTICPANTS?

 

Quantum works with students in grades 9 to 12.  It will help you develop the skills needed to succeed in post secondary or a career. It will help you learn about yourself, to make personal choices, and to develop leadership and communication skills. 

If you make the most of the Quantum opportunities you can:

  • Become a STRONG student. 

  • GRADUATE from high school.

  • Gain VALUABLE work experience.

  • LEARN a lot about yourself, other people and the world. 

  • BUILD your self-confidence and realize your potential. 

  • Go on to continuing education and become a SUCCESSFUL family and community member. 

PROGRAM GOALS

  • Increase graduation rates

  • Create opportunities for personal development

  • Teach positive values and beliefs

  • Alleviate anxiety and increase self-esteem

  • Decrease high-risk behaviours

  • Engage youth in their community

PROGRAM

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Intensive staff support

  • Positive peer relationships

  • Long term guidance geared to individual need/interest

  • Academic support

  • Computer based instruction

  • Literacy training

  • Group discussions/activities

  • Volunteerism

  • Community involvement

  • Field trips

  • Mentoring

  • Sport and recreation opportunities

  • Performing arts opportunities

  • Life skill development

  • Use of restorative practices

  • Employment preparation

Our Main Offices:
Picton - 16 MacSteven Drive 
Belleville - 19-21 Wallbridge Cres.
Quinte West - 421 Dundas St. W

We'd love to hear from you

GET IN TOUCH

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Main Location:

19-21 Wallbridge Cres.

Belleville, Ontario

K8P 1Z3

Quantum Coordinator:

Peter Gabriel

C. 613.813.2156

T. 613.968.6628 | F. 613.968.6696

E. peter@quantumquinte.ca

©2017 QUANTUM QUINTE,

Created by Ashley Robertson

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