Saskatoon Public Schools and Sherbrooke Community Centre have partnered to offer the iGen program that sees Grade 6 students spend a full school year in a unique classroom experience at Sherbrooke Community Centre.
What is iGen? iGen is short for “intergenerational classroom” and the program sees students working with and learning from the Elders of Sherbrooke Community Centre. The centre is located close to École College Park School and provides housing, support and programming to those individuals who are elderly, may have some disabilities or some health needs. Students in the iGen classroom will learn and work with their teacher, Sherbrooke residents and the staff at Sherbrooke.
This is a learning adventure and an opportunity for students who are seeking a new challenge. Leadership and independent inquiry are foundational objectives of this classroom. Students who like to learn in diverse settings, enjoy hands-on experiences and education beyond traditional classroom walls will benefit. Further, students will have more opportunities to work one-on-one with engaged adults. Do you have gifts and talents that you would like to explore? iGen is the place for you to grow and develop your interests while learning to care and share with others.
Who can apply? Students who are currently in Grade 5 and attending any Saskatoon Public School. Approximately 20 students will be selected to attend.
How do I apply? Visit iGen's Website and look for the Apply Now heading. Application forms for the next school year are available there beginning in March each year. Printed forms are also available at École College Park School and Sherbrooke Community Centre. If you have questions, please email Keri Albert, Lead Teacher of iGen.