Friday, September 16, 2011

Jets, True North, and Manitoba Government Launches 'After School Matters' Program

The old Winnipeg Jets had 'Jets Goals For Kids'.

The new Winnipeg Jets have 'After School Matters'.

True North and the Manitoban NDP government announced the two have partnered to create the new job skills and leadership program in Manitoba schools.

“We know that kids need positive after school activities to stay busy, safe and out of trouble,” Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger told

“I am proud to work with Mark Chipman and the Winnipeg Jets True North Foundation to help students develop skills, find mentors and prepare for life outside the classroom. We will work together to give kids a better shot.”

The new initiative will be run under the new Winnipeg Jets True North Foundation, which was previously the Manitoba Moose Yearling Foundation.

The Jets are the first partners of the new program that will be launched in 2012 in Manitoba, offering teaching from business and professionals in different areas of skills including sports, science, technology, performing arts, and communications.

“We have been pleased to work with Greg Selinger and his government when building the MTS Centre and again in bringing back the Jets,” Mark Chipman told

“Our foundation is excited about our next partnership supporting kids through the After School Matters program.”

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