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                                                    Saturday , Feb. 16th 2019

                            Black History Month Celebration 

“Bridging the Past with the Present…Navigating the Present into the Future”

“CELEBRATING THE SUCCESS OF BLACK FAMILIES IN YORK REGION”

                                                     Thornlea Secondary School 
                                                          (Family Day /Weekend )
Register at :
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/celebrating-the-success-of-our-black-families-in-yr-black-history-event-tickets-54493046168

  •   Sankofa Mentoring Program Launch 
  •   A panel of Black York Region Influencers sharing their Journeys
  •   Influential Keynote Speaker 
  •   Drumming and other  Cultural Performance
  •   African Canadian Marketplace 
  •   Family and Youth Service Agency Information Tables
  •   Workshops for Young  Children 
  •   Networking
  •   Free Refreshment and Admission   

                                                 

                                            ________________

                                                                     ____________________________

                              The Sankofa Youth Mentoring Program

Two Locations : Markham and Vaughan, starting 2019 (1st Qtr.)

                                                                           


                                                                                   Ages 12 to16
                            “Bridging the past with the Present ..Navigating the Present into the Future”

A Youth mentoring , Life –skills Program Rooted in an African Centered Rites of Passage Process, utilizing the Nguzo Saba ( Seven Principles )

  1. Unity
  2. Self-Determination
  3. Collective Work and Responsibility
  4. Cooperative Economics
  5. Purpose
  6. Creativity
  7. Faith 
  8. + Self-Respect

Objectives

  • Building a strong Cultural Identity
  • Promote Positive Social and Emotional Skills
  • Develop Civic Engagement / Leadership
  • Promote Holistic Health and Safety
  • Promote Civic Engagement & Environmental Responsibilities
  • Enhance Self-Confidence and Leadership
  • Enhance Academic Performance and Self-Efficacy
  • Improve Family Relationship and Conflict Resolution Skills
  • Expose Diverse Career Options , Employment and Entrepreneurship
  • Recognize and Promote Excellence..
  • Demonstrate through mentoring that “ It takes a village to raise a good child”