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Summary for the month of May

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Good Evening SBL Friends and Supporters!


The count-down to SBL Summer 2013 is on – we only have 5 weeks left!  Our mentors are 8 weeks deep in their training, and our teaching team is hired with their planning moving full-steam ahead.  And, most importantly, our registration of grade 9s is almost full already!


This late May period is a peculiar space for us, because as schools are moving into a strong finish and wind-down mode, we are getting ramped up for – as is always the vision – our best summer yet!


In the midst of it, we have a few key updates that ask three things of you if you are able:


1) A pencil mark in your calendar


2) 12 minutes on Youtube


3) A Wednesday evening


And with that, here we go:


Graduation SAVE THE DATE: Success Beyond Limits Summer Program 2013 @ York University 


Our summer program begins on July 2nd, 2013, but we are inviting all of our friends and supporters to mark their calendars for our summer program graduation:


Thursday, August 8th, 2013 from 630-9PM at York University (location TBD)


If your schedule allows, we would love to have you join us for the evening.  This event of celebration will recognize the accomplishments of our students, celebrate their talents and voices, and – as always – will be full of delights and surprises.


Students Speaking on “Streaming” 


The wisdom and experience of youth in our city is a treasure that we, too often, don’t access enough.


When the education advocacy organization People for Education released a report about streaming in Ontario high schools ( our team wanted to hear what students had to say on the topic.  We had a series of on-camera conversations soaking in the insights and experiences of students and put it together into a short 12 minute video called, “Streaming in High School? A Conversation With Students”.


Check it out here:


Chronicles 2013


In 2012, SBL continued our valuable partnership with the Art Gallery of York University through an initiative called Chronicles of the Outspoken, which included a series of workshops, a video blog, and a showcase at York University.


A year later, the students that were a part of that initiative are still writing, creating and performing.  To showcase their growth and continue to give a stage to their voices and talents the AGYU will be hosting Chronicles 2013.


When: Wednesday, May 29th from 6PM-7PM


Where: Tribute Communities Recital Hall, York University


See the link for more details:

successblSummary for the month of May