Homework Zone (HZ) matches McGill student volunteers with elementary school students in underserved neighbourhoods for after-school mentoring and homework help. The program involves schools from the Lester B. Pearson and English Montreal school boards, and volunteers come from every faculty and nearly all of the 150 countries represented by McGill’s diverse student body.
Homework Zone creates a friendly space where students can challenge themselves and nurture positive relationships within an academic environment. The first half of each 90-minute session is dedicated to educational support (like doing homework, problem solving and reading), while the second half features imagination-based activities and workshops offered by the volunteers or by community groups. These focus on creativity, expression and building relationships.
The program has the following mandate:
For more information, see the Homework Zone website.