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HOW TO GET INVOLVED Join us: •

NEED MORE INFORMATION? Contact: Abdul Isse

(226) 789-0577

Become a volunteer, tutor, a homework helper, or a workshop leader for elementary or high school students

• Every Tuesday or Thursday, ONCE a month

• 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM • Program starts Tuesday, October 02

Or Ahmed Gedi (519) 570-9922

ACAWRA HOMEWORK SUPPORT PROGRAM

Mailing address: RPO West Highland, Box 240 11 Kitchener, Ontario N2M 5P1 Email: acawra@gmail.com Website: www.africancanadianwaterloo.org

Laurentian Public School 777 Westmount Rd. East, Kitchener and

A Program of African Canadian Association of Waterloo Region & Area

McGregor Public School 32 Central Street, Waterloo

 Assist students with schoolwork, and  Promote parental awareness and understanding of Ontario Education System once a month

Testimony!

“I get better grades then I did before coming to the homework program” “I'm smarter at school because I get helped in the homework club” “I give up my free time on Thursday nights but I find the tutoring rewarding” Students and volunteer tutors

LET US COME TOGETHER AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE!


WHY HOMEOWRK SUPPORT PROGRAM? The Homework Support Program addresses the risks faced by some of our elementary and high school students due to the lack of: quiet time and space at home, parental support, positive role models, language and educational

OUR OBJECTIVES     

support as well as culturally sensitive curriculum and counseling. Furthermore, cuts to the education system have made it more

Assist students with schoolwork Build English language skills Help children stay in school Promote relationships between home and school Promote parental awareness and an understanding of the Ontario education system Support children and parents’ integration into the Canadian society

WHAT WE DO •

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difficult for teachers to address the special needs of students from different cultural backgrounds. Since 2007, the African Canadian Association

B E N E F I T S TO C H I L D R EN A N D Y O UTH Self- esteem Empowerment

has been working with local educational institutions, funders, the African community and organizations to meet the specific needs of children and youth from various African Canadian communities.

Opportunity for academic and

social Growth

Recruit potential Homework Helpers; screen them to ensure a safe and healthy environment for children and youth; and provide orientation, training and support. Provide one-to-one and group homework support for elementary and high school students in different subjects . Organize workshops around children and youth related issues. Network with schools, Boards of education and other educational institutions for educational support services. Parents Night: provide information to parents about the education system in Ontario and Waterloo Region and how to participate in their child’s education; how to communicate with their children, etc.

WHO ARE THE TUTORS? •

Tutors/homework helpers come from communities, including parents, university students from Wilfird Laurier University, University of Waterloo, Conestoga College

WHO PARTICIPATES 

Any student or adult in the African Canadian communities.  Elementary and Secondary students interested in academic or language assistance

and retired teachers. We appreciate any one who is interested to help children with their homework and other activities of the program.

Homework Support Program Brochure  

The African Canadian Association will be running our Homework Support Program in Kitchener and Waterloo this Fall to help support our newcom...