RAYS launched in 2008, as Ray’s Place, providing summer jobs for local youth. Evolving Into RAYS, it is now an education-support program for eligible students in financial need.
The first scholarship was awarded in 2012. Since then RAYS has contributed over $350,000 to local students
To date we have awarded 21 university scholarships. Eight students have graduated and are fulfilling their goals. We have awarded bursaries to 34 students, enabling them to attend community college, trade school or apprentice program
Some 30 volunteers give of their time and talents
We are supported by more than 40 donors
For 2020, we will be awarding three university scholarships and 12 bursaries for students planning to attend community college, trade school or apprenticeship program, providing in-school seminars and workshops to help students prepare for their careers as well as mentoring throughout their post-secondary studies.