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As we start this new year, and you look at your paycheque and wonder ... where is this 2$ levy going? Here's where is went last year.
- Helped fun a summer program to support kids from the Jane Finch community transition to high school called Success Beyond Limits
- Supported Readers to Leaders, a literacy program for grade 9 and 10 students.
- Supported the Jane Finch Action Against Poverty (JFAAP) group who mobilize on such issues as Fair Transit, the fair minimum wage, social housing issues, etc.
- Supported the creation of digital stories by LGBTQI refugees
- Funded the Jane Finch Unity BBQ, the Walk for Excellence, the mother's group at PEACH (Promoting Education and Community Health)
For a fuller overview of what we do, check out our annual report .
The Student Mentorship program at York Centre for Education and Community . This is an exciting initiative designed to provide support to York undergraduates with mentoring opportunities by upper year students, drop in times for students to get advice from student interns and volunteer faculty. YUFA CP and it members Dr. Carl James and Dr. Ray Rogers have been instrumental in establishing this program.
Check out SBL's graduation video. Congratulations to all the Success Beyond Limits graduates, and to the SBL staff for implementing such a tremendous programme.
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/
It was an exciting summer and many things happened.
And now we are all back in gear in full teaching mode, it is a perfect time to reflect on all the amazing initiatives that YUFA CP has supported this summer. Over the next few weeks I will be posting summaries of some of the initiatives that you have supported with your 2$ paycheck levy.
(Co-Chair YUFA -CP)
In the Spring-Summer 2015 issue of OCUFA's Academic Matters, YUFA Community Projects Committee Co-Chairs Natalie Coulter and Lorna Irwin discuss the history and contemporary importance of our Association's work with the Jane-Finch Community. Funded by a $2/month levy, the Community Project Committee realizes YUFA's commitment to social justice and to develop initiatives that are responsive to the needs of the community in which our campus is situated.