AFROCENTRIC SUMMER MENTORSHIP & ENRICHMENT PROGRAM
In the summer of 2018, Find Your Path ran an exciting Afrocentric Summer Mentorship & Enrichment program for youth ages 12 to 16. The program ran for six weeks and consisted of weekly sessions on Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm.
Each week, students engaged in experiential learning modules that drew on African-centred sources of knowledge and perspectives to create a diverse educational experience on a wide range of disciplines that included medicine, engineering, law, and music.
For each theme, an expert who was well-versed on the often-neglected African contributions in their discipline spoke at the beginning of the day. Students then participated in hands-on activities in the afternoon. The speaker, a person of colour, worked with the students to create excitement about African contributions to various disciplines.
In addition, Find Your Path paired students with an older student who served as a role model and a mentor for the duration of the program. Mentors were carefully selected based on proven motivation, academic achievement, and commitment to serving marginalized populations.