Everyone can learn. Everyone has a right to Literacy. We go to where the people are, rather than expecting them to come to us. We value innovation. We encourage people to bring us new ideas about Learning.
Students decide WHAT they want to learn and HOW they want to learn it. The tutors are there to help them do this. We are committed to working with people who have been rejected or not given adequate learning opportunities elsewhere.
Queen’s Students for Literacy is a campus-based chapter of Frontier College – an organization dedicated to improving literacy skills and spreading literacy awareness. QSL is based in Kingston Ontario and runs with the help of volunteers from Queen’s University.
The QSL chapter of Frontier College runs three programs:
The Prison Literacy Initiative – Tutoring inmates one-on-one or in small group settings in an attempt to help reduce recidivism rates.
Read for Fun – Tutoring children in community reading circles located at various schools, libraries and institutions throughout Kingston. The main goal of Read for Fun is to instill a love of reading in
Literacy Outreach – tutoring the children of women staying in local women’s shelters, as well as older adults in the community.
Alma Mater Society of Queen's University
L’Université Queen’s est située sur les terres traditionnelles des peuples Haudenosaunee et Anishinaabe.