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University of Alberta launches pilot program offering hands-on education to aboriginal youth – Global news

by ahnationtalk on August 27, 2015290 Views

August 26, 2015

WATCH ABOVE: A one-of-a-kind program to help troubled aboriginal youth is now getting more support. Jessica Kent has more on the University of Alberta’s Moving the Mountain program.

EDMONTON — A one-of-a-kind schooling model is now being offered at the University of Alberta with hopes of providing troubled aboriginal youth with hands-on education.

“It motivates me,” said 17-year-old Kirsten Threefingers. “It gives you a lot of things to do.”

Threefingers is one of 20 students enrolled in the ‘Moving the Mountain‘ program, which originated at Harvard University. Moving the Mountain has been offered by iHuman in Edmonton for the last three years but it’s now part of a three-year pilot project at the U of A – the only place in Canada to offer the program.

Read More: http://globalnews.ca/news/2185737/university-of-alberta-launches-pilot-program-offering-hands-on-education-to-aboriginal-youth/

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