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
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.
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
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.
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.