Theme: "Empowering Students to Reach their Full Academic Potentials"
TORONTO, Dec. 2, 2014 /CNW/ - On December 3, 2014, TAIBU will be hosting a Youth Symposium at the Malvern Recreation Centre to disseminate information on program findings, overall impact as well as relevant trends within elementary and secondary schools. Another focal point of the symposium will be knowledge exchange on effective strategies to improve academic success and gather feedback from attendees on the five indicators for academic success.
In 2011, TAIBU Community Health Centre, through funding from Trillium Foundation of Ontario implemented the LEARN Academic Support Program which served over 127 elementary and high school students across Malvern and Alton Towers in Scarborough and Jane and Finch area. Significant information was gathered on the following indicators for academic success; School Comfortability, Student Teacher Relationship, Cultural Congruence and Classroom Equity, Perceived Threat of Racism/Discrimination, and Reduced Barriers to Academic Support.
Highlights of the successes achieved so far include:
- 82% of the students have increased their skills in building better relationships with their teachers and school officials
- 100% of the students have increased their awareness about barriers that make students fall behind in school
- 82% are more aware of their strengths and how to use them to become more successful with school work
- 91% of the parents have noticed positive behavioral changes in their child(ren) since their participation in the LEARN program-
- 100% of the parents have noticed that their child(ren) shows more interest in their school work
- 91% of the parents have reported that their child(ren)'s academic performance has improved since their participation in the program
The Symposium will be hosted on Dec 3, 2014 at Malvern Recreation Centre 30 Sewells Rd, Toronto, from 9:00am to 3:00pm. Breakfast, lunch and snacks as well as transportation will be provided for all students in attendance. The agenda will include contributions and testimonial from students, video clips on different components of the LEARN Program, photo-voice and video production reports. TAIBU CHC's Program Manager, Tony Jno Baptiste will deliver the Keynote address on "Empowering Students to Reach their Full Academic Potentials." The event will culminate in presentations from attendees sharing their experiences on the five academic success indicators.
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SOURCE: TAIBU Community Health Centre
For further information: call Liben Gebremikael Tel: 416 644 3539 Ext 223 or [email protected], TAIBU Community Health Centre, 27 Tapscott Road, Scarborough ON M1B 4Y7