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Youth University engages with local youth by participating in a number of community events.
Priority Neighborhood Access Initiative
The Priority Neighborhood Access Initiative is a long term engagement commitment to schools in priority neighbourhoods. This program involves mentoring, tutoring and after school programming and is designed to follow youth from grade 5 into high school. Our focus is research based and directed toward building self-esteem, relationship and communication skills, critical thinking, a sense of belonging and an enjoyment of learning. We help youth see how their passions and interests connect to careers, civic engagement and educational pathways, and help parents and youth learn about preparation for post-secondary education from an early age.
Your Future Program
Research has identified that a major motivational barrier to PSE is that youth have trouble connecting their interests and skills with career possibilities and educational pathways. In this short 100 minute program youth engage with quick hands-on activities that represent different interests, causes and careers and then hear from Brock students from diverse backgrounds who speak about their career path, causes and educational choices. This program will target youth in grades 7-8. We are attentive to transportation barriers by providing both in-school and at Brock options
Youth University Bursary Fund
To support access to post-secondary education, Youth University has created a $300 entrance bursary to be awarded annually to a first-year Brock University student who has participated in Youth University programs and who qualifies to receive financial assistance.