Promise Partnership | UNB

The Promise Partnership

Not just beating the odds but changing them

The Promise Partnership at UNB Saint John connects the university with the community to help combat poverty. This initiative provides educational support and opportunities to youth in two of Saint John’s priority neighbourhoods.

Close ties with the community enrich the university by providing meaningful hands-on learning, volunteer, and personal growth experiences to UNB Saint John students.


Our programs provide academic support to hundreds of local youth, contributing more than 300 volunteer opportunities annually.

Our mission

The Promise Partnership is dedicated to closing the educational attainment gaps associated with low socio-economic status, while providing exceptional opportunities for our university students.

Our goals

  • To provide support for elementary school students to achieve, and maintain, grade appropriate levels in literacy.
  • For youth to persist through high school and obtain a high school diploma.
  • For students to become academically prepared to apply to a post-secondary institution, or to enter the work force.

Contact us

For more information on the Promise Partnership, contact us at 648-5611 or

Victoria Fowler
Mentoring Program Coordinator
1 506 638 2440

Rob Moir
1 506 648 5726

Sara Thurlow
Program Coordinator Supervisor
1 506 638 2439