The Come Up Summer Program

Summer Program 2022 

When: July 7 - July 29, Monday to Friday

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Location: Tommy Douglas S.S., Milliken Mills H.S. or Virtual (your choice)

Registration Open Now

Register by May 31 for the Summer 2022 program
Complete the registration form


The Come Up

The Come Up summer program is a unique in-personexperience for self-identifying Black students (and their parents/guardians) in the York Region District School board who will be entering Grade 9 or 10 in September 2022.

Who is eligible?

YRDSB students entering Grade 9 or 10 in September 2022 who self-identify as Black. 


Program Overview

Students will have an opportunity to successfully earn a high school credit by participating in a fun and dynamic program.  Each activity/workshop is designed to prepare and support Black students as they embark on a new journey. Some of the topics may include:

  • positive identity formation and affirmation

  • career pathways

  • emotional intelligence

  • social media

  • digital literacy

  • entrepreneurship

  • legal rights

Teacher looking at notes

The Come Up Summer Program was amazing. My experience was, in-short, incredible. It taught me different things and things I need to know to help me in my future endeavors. It was an incredible experience and helped me a lot to know how to handle school situations as a Black teenager.

- Bamishe, YRDSB Student


Black Parent/Guardian Workshop Series

Do you have a YRDSB child transitioning to Grade 9 in September who identifies as Black? Join us for a workshop series on navigating the secondary school system.


Session # 1 -Understanding the Secondary System

Join us for a discussion on structure, rights, policies, attendance, credit recovery, IEPs and more.

Tuesday, June 28, 2022, 6:30-8:00 p.m.


Session # 2 - Supporting your Child

Join us for a workshop on mental health supports, tips and strategies.

Tuesday, July 12, 2022, 6:30-7:30 p.m. 


Session # 3 -School/Community Resources

Learn more about accessing supports

Tuesday, July 26, 2022, 6:30-7:30 p.m. 


Learn More

Hear from students who participated in the inaugural Come Up summer program in summer 2021. 

For more information

If you have questions or for more information, please contact our program facilitators.