HOW TO GET INVOLVED Join us: •
NEED MORE INFORMATION? Contact: Abdul Isse
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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
“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
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 •
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
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
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.