Centre for Black Student Excellence Programs

We offer a variety of programs for Black students designed to affirm identity and support student achievement and well-being.


Summer Programs

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Camp Black Brilliance

Camp Black Brilliance offers families the opportunity to get to know the Kindergarten program in a way that is culturally responsive and affirming of their identity, through experiential learning.

The Come Up

A unique in-person experience for self-identifying Black students (and their parents/guardians) who will be entering Grade 9 or 10 in September 2022.
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School Year Programs


Black Excellence Program

This program offers students a supportive, identity-affirming space where they can explore their interests, connect with peers and advance their achievement and well-being. 

RISE Brothers

Rise Brothers is a mentorship program that connects self-identified Black male students with self-identified Black male YRDSB staff.
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