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About Gena Robertson

Gena Robertson is the President and Creator of School’s Cool. A social worker by profession, and problem-solver by nature, Gena has always felt that success in school levels the playing field for children. Her vision is for School’s Cool to be available in all communities to create generations of children who thrive.

"When Gena Robertson was troubled by the many young people who didn’t complete high school and ended up struggling through life, she took action and created School’s Cool. It was an idea ahead of its time and has improved the lives of thousands of children. We are fortunate to have Gena in our world. She recognizes the needs in our communities, and then works tirelessly for change at a local, provincial and national level. Gena is more than a visionary. She is an inspiration for what is possible."
Wendy Ladurantaye - President, SIRCH Community Services


School’s Cool for Children with Exceptionalities?

We love when School’s Cool is adapted to different settings or groups of children.  Like when schools successfully used the School’s Cool program as the first six weeks of kindergarten and found it leveled the playing field.  Or when the program proved to be very effective with  groups of children who had English as a […]

School’s Cool Makes a Difference in Durham Region

This fall, 10 elementary schools in the Durham District School Board will divide up the children who graduated this summer from their School’s Cool programs and place them in the kindergarten classrooms to act as role models to the other children.  In just six short weeks, children attending a School’s Cool program go from unprepared […]