All posts tagged: 2010
SBL 2010 – 2012
• Over the course of two summers, 195 new grade 9 students have gone through the Success Beyond Limits summer program; 174 credits have been granted, giving an 89% success rate of students eligible for the credit.
• Achieved a classroom ratio of 1 teacher to 15 students.
• Additional one to one student support as each classroom has 3-4 mentors, bringing the level of support to a 1 to 3 ratio.
• 45 Mentors have been employed and trained during the summer and school year since 2010.
• All 4 of our graduating Mentors in 2010 went on to post-secondary education.
• Brought 7 external programs/organizations to Westview to provide valuable programming to Westview students.
• Worked in partnership with the staff at Brookview Middle School and Oakdale Park Middle School to offer students youth-led workshops and to conduct outreach for our summer program.
School year 2010-2011
• 163 students were registered in the 2010 school year program, with many more dropping-in, seeking one-on-one supports, and/or attending one-time events.
• 16 of 20 mentors from the summer program continued employment as a mentor during the school year (the other 4 mentors graduated and moved on to post-secondary education.)
• 4 volunteers (Mentors-in-Training) were able to take on Mentor roles.
• 60 Westview students volunteered during the school year totaling over 9,000 hours.
• Launched the March Break “Employment Readiness and Career Exploration Program” in partnership with Westview Centennial, which included 28 Westview students.
• Engagement of York University students as tutors at Westview Centennial through our partnership with the Community Legal Aid and Services Programme (CLASP) at York University: 10 tutors completing 320 hours combined.
• In partnership with Ontario’s Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth and the Art Gallery of York University, we celebrated the launch of “The Life You Choose vs. The Life That Chooses You” Photovoice project, which included a full gallery showing and art installation, and a street postering campaign.
• 5 SBL students took part in the March Break Movie Making Madness Bootcamp offered by the Toronto International Film Festival and completed a short film.
• 4 SBL students took part in the TDSB Focus on Youth Leadership Retreat.
• 2 former Mentors worked with SBL as placement students totaling over 900 placement hours.
• Operated as core members of the Inner City Advisory Committee, Education Attainment West, and the United Way Community of Practice on Youth Educational Attainment in 2010-11.
• 7 SBL students took part on a panel discussing dropout rates at “The Pulse of Education” hosted by Education Attainment West.
• SBL Staff and a Mentor presented the SBL Model in Welland, Ontario at a forum on education.
• 101 students were enrolled in the summer and 94 got the credit.
• Students were prepared for secondary school as a result of our program giving them the following:
– Exposure to the grade 9 curriculum.
– Academically and socially prepared through life skills component.
– Awareness of resources such as Senior Mentors and SBL staff.
– Feeling a sense of connectedness and confidence.
• Of students surveyed in 2009-10, 100% indicated an improvement in grades, motivation and/or attendance through the program.
• 14 Mentors received a co-op credit. 20 students volunteered.
• As reflected in surveys, 100% of our mentors have discovered new levels of purpose, responsibility, and focus.
• There were 5 SBL Staff and 8 TDSB teachers.
• Secured the York University Faculty Association as trustee, while SBL engages in the process of achieving charitable status.
• Secured a partnership agreement with the Toronto District School Board.