Showing elementary school students the value of academic engagement and its future rewards can be tough. But that’s just what the My Day @ McGill program does, bringing elementary students from the Lester B. Pearson School Board, the English Montreal School Board and Centre Communidée homeschooling centre in St-Henri to spend a day as students of McGill University. Many are already part of the Homework Zone mentorship program, which provides academic help and after-school support for struggling and disadvantaged students.
Participating students enjoy a day of hands-on activities and workshops designed to broaden their horizons and foster a love of learning. By spending a full day on-campus interacting with real university professors, students are able to fully engage with the idea of continuing their education – and to see just how much fun it can be!
This unique initiative is a partnership between the McGill’s Branches Program and the school boards, designed to encourage academic engagement and broaden access to educational opportunity..
For more information, see the Branches website.