Awarded Grants

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Partnership Afghanistan

British Columbia's Young Afghans (BCYA)

BCYA is committed to provide guidance to at-risk youth on how to reach their personal and academic goals through tutoring, mentoring or holding academic workshops. In line with BCYA's purpose to further the education of immigrant youth in the Lower Mainland, BCYA launched Afghan Free Tutoring and Open Workshops, or 'AFTOW' in early 2011. The project aims to support at-risk immigrant high schools students to achieve their academic goals. High school students are provided with a common study area every Sunday from 12pm to 4pm at the Burnaby Youth Hub. Volunteer tutors are available to provide one-on-one support to students with specific homework related questions. Tutors are available to help in a variety of high school subjects including Math, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Social Studies, History and English. In addition to tutoring services, students also have the option to attend weekly workshops on topics such as, "How to Set and Achieve Goals" and "How to Prepare for and Excel on your Exams'
$6,000.00
2012

School District #70 - Alberni

Grade 9 Aboriginal Awareness Event

The project came about as a result of an assignment that was given to students in our Social Justice 11/12 class. They were asked the questions, "Is there racism at ADSS and what does it look like"? The students identified that there was racism and in some cases described what it looked like. School District 70 and Alberni District Secondary School have been aware of racism and have addressed it in individual cases. We needed a plan that would reach a greater number of people Plan of action: *Look at what we already have in place *Grade 9 students would be the target group *Committee of grade 9 teachers, administration and First Nation Youth Care worker to work on plan *work with teachers and First Nations Resource experts to create units that would fit into each subject's curriculum. There will be 5 components 1. Curriculum implementation. 2. Lunch time activities. 3. Cultural performance. 4. Windup activity. 5. Celebration luncheon.
$3,000.00
2012

School District #75 - Mission

Super Science Club

Super Science Club is an innovative after-school program that provides science and technology educational activities to students in Grades 1-6 attending designated schools. The primary goal with this program is to inspire at-risk children to be inquisitive about the world around them, and to develop a long-term interest in science and technology. The schools chosen have a high population of aboriginal students and a lower socio-economic demographic. Each term of the Super Science Club involves nine weekly visits to the school facilitated in partnership with UFV and a presentation by Science World during the final week. During each visit, a 75-minute session is held for groups of Grades 1-3 students (primary level) and for Grades 4-6 students (intermediate level). Students from the local high school, parents and elders are invited to participate and provide leadership in the sessions and healthy snacks are provided. Teachers are invited to a 'chat and chew' where they can acquire science knowledge and resources to develop continuity in the classroom.
$5,000.00
2012

School District #83 - North Okanagan- Shuswap

Student Engagement Project

Our goal is to improve student engagement and increase High School completion rates in our school district. Our project will enable 15 self-selected teachers to improve their instructional practices with the aim of increasing student engagement and overall student satisfaction at the Middle and High School level. We would like to narrow the gap between current research on student engagement and teaching practices. An important focus for this project is improving the current graduation rates for Aboriginal students in our district. The district graduation rate for students of Aboriginal ancestry is 61.0%, while the non-Aboriginal graduation rate is 78.6%. Specific strategies to engage aboriginal learners will be a focus throughout this project. We have two primary objectives (1.) increase the number of teachers using innovative teaching and assessment practices to enable students to use their preferred method of demonstrating their learning; and (2.) to build the capacity of these teachers to assess the intended learning outcomes regardless of the methods students choose.
$10,000.00
2012