Children’s Services Awards Most Post-Secondary Bursaries in its History

Published on: 2019/06/11 - in News

Just in time for its 125th Anniversary, Family and Children’s Services of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington announced a new milestone in its long history of helping local youth.

Fourteen youth will receive over $70,000 to go to college and university, all of the funds coming from donations, which is the largest ever amount of post-secondary bursaries for youth in its care. The bursaries were awarded on Monday during the Agency’s annual Graduation event in Kingston.

“We’re marking our 125th Anniversary this summer by giving the most post-secondary bursaries ever to youth in our care,” said Steve Woodman, Executive Director. “It’s an amazing way to celebrate our continuing service to this community.”

This is also the first time in the agency’s history that a single youth will be receiving a record $18,000 multi-year bursary; the largest single bursary ever offered.

Family and Children’s Services recognized key donors for helping it achieve this milestone, including the Splinter Family, The 100 Women Who Care Kingston and the 100 Women Who Care Lennox & Addington County.

However, additional money is needed to provide more post-secondary bursaries.

“This is a banner year for our bursary program, but the future looks cloudy. Many of our larger bursaries end this year and fundraising efforts have not been able to replace them. We need more donations,” said Woodman.

You can donate now to the Futures Fund, the main bursary program of the Agency, by going to and looking under the “Give” tab.

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