Plasman Group Helps CAS Homework Program


Some homework help at the Windsor-Essex Children's Aid Society.

The Plasman Group, an engineering and manufacturing firm, has donated $20,000 to pay for supplies, ipads, resources and events to support the Homework Program.

The program provides a safe place for tutors to help 45 to 50 children in CAS care with homework help.

Vice President of Human Resources at the Plasman Group Shauna Hatch says the goal is to help kids succeed in school.

"Kids that are attending this room often the graduation rate is about 47%. So this room really aids in bringing that up to the level in which our expectations are which are over about 85% to 95%," she says.  "We feel like the right area to give back into is children.  By investing and giving sponsorship and care to the kids who are in the communities in which we live and work, ultimately that benefits everybody."

Executive Director of the CAS Derrick Drouillard says education is one of the foundational pieces that support children moving forward and the donation is a tremendous help.

"They are families that have some big social problem struggles and what we know is that education is one of those things that can support them through those opportunities," says Drouillard. 

The money will be used over the next five years.