The LEARN-After School Program for children and youth funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation is geared towards increasing academic success and advocacy skills for children 8 to 17 years.
Mentors/tutors from the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus and Centennial Colleges provide one-on-one mentorship and tutoring for the elementary and high school students. The program is also designed to provide monthly support to the parents/caregivers to teach them how to advocate and navigate the school systems.
The program approached is based on experiential learning principles comprising of story-telling, short didactic presentations, small and large group discussions, multi media-music production, photo-voice, drawing, spoken words, poetry, drama among others.
The 30 week curriculum to equip students with the skills and knowledge to manage indicators for academic success; School Comfortability, Student Teacher Relationship, Cultural Congruence and Class Room Equity, Perceived Threat of Racism/Discrimination, and Reduce Barriers to Academic Support.
For more information please call 416 644 3539 (244)