This summer 100 grade 9 students from the Jane and Finch neighbourhood graduated from SBL summer program. The program was started with the support of YUFA CP and is designed to address low graduation rates in the Jane Finch community by helping student’s transition into high school while earning high school credits. SBL positions students for success by providing much needed support and removing potential academic barriers.
This summer SBL took place in Osgoode Hall here on campus.
Over the 6 weeks SBL students participated in photojournalism workshops, ArchiText – a program designed to introduce young people to Architexture, LAWS – where they were exposed to thinking about the criminal justice system, and Kids Up Front as part of the PanAm games. They even had a unique opportunity to play Jeopardy against fellow students in Virginia Beach.
Of course, for many of the students, the highlight of the summer might have been a special visit from PK Subban.
Check out the SBL’s report for more details on http://www.successbl.com/2015/09/23/summer-report-2/