The School Day at Westview
The SBL staff team is present during the school day at Westview Centennial Secondary School in the SBL Youth Space, within the Westview Student Centre, to provide students with a space that belongs to them and offers supports tailored to meet their needs.
After School Program
Tutoring: SBL Mentors, York University student volunteers, SBL staff, and Westview teachers are available in our after-school program to help students with homework, tests, and catching up on their classes. Tutoring takes place from Monday to Thursday, 3:30-5:30 at Westview.
Summer Program @ York U
Youth in our program enter grade 9 after 6-weeks with 20 Westview Mentors, 30 Westview student volunteers, 8 community connected TDSB teachers, the SBL staff team, and 99 other new grade 9’s. These relationships smooth the transition into grade 9.
EXPOSE Program Stream
The city of Toronto abounds with conferences, events, networking opportunities, and remarkable talent.
10 youth in the SBL program took part in a photovoice project in partnership with the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth (OPACY) and the Art Gallery of York University (AGYU). The project was developed through a youth-led, train-the-trainer, participatory action research model that gave youth the power to use a camera to speak about their school and community, and to develop photography and media literacy skills that they could teach other youth.
March Break “Employment Readiness and Career Exploration” Program
Even with the wide-range of needs present in the lives of young people, one of the most common requests for assistance from youth is the need for employment.