Mini U to Receive MTS Future First Grant

May 12, 2015

Camper finishing circuit board of his robot prior to final assembly.

BRANDON, MB – Brandon University’s Mini University (Mini U) summer camp program will receive a $10,000 grant from MTS Future First, a community investment initiative that sought online voting support for a number of community-based organizations working on behalf of youth in Manitoba.

MTS Future First announced Mini U’s top ten placement this morning based on the number of online votes received in support of Mini U’s “Opportunities for Youth” program between April 21st and May 10th. Through this successful funding bid, “Opportunities for Youth” will now be able to provide 45 camp bursaries for marginalized children and youth to attend Mini U this summer. Mini U is one of ten organizations to receive a grant from MTS Future First, who will distribute a total of $100,000 to organizations across Manitoba in 2015.

“We are just so excited for the opportunity to help marginalized youth attend Mini University, and we are extremely thankful for all the Mini U friends, families and community partners who voted to make this happen,” said Dr. Nancy Stanley, Director of Mini U. “Without their support and votes, we wouldn’t be in a position to provide an awesome opportunity for these children to have an amazing camp experience this summer. From all the Mini U team, we would like to extend a big thank you to MTS Future First and all of our supporters who helped us achieve our goal.”

Mini U strives to encourage healthy living, creative expression, scientific curiosity and life-long learning in children and youth through its summer day camp sessions. Over 16,000 youth participants have taken part in Mini U programming since its inception in 1984.

Brandon University, founded in 1899, promotes excellence in teaching, research, and scholarship, and educates students so that they can make a meaningful difference as engaged citizens and leaders.

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For more information, please contact:

Dr. Nancy Stanley
Director, Mini University
(204) 727-9636
Stanley@brandonu.ca

Amy Wyntjes
Campaign & Communications Officer
(204) 571-8547
WyntjesA@brandonu.ca