The Sankofa Mentoring Program is for students in grades seven to twelve, online on Thursdays 6:30pm to 8:30pm and two Saturday’s per month in person 10am to 1pm at Bur Oak Secondary School, Markham Ontario .  The environment creates a safe space for students, and mentors to come together in unity and learn more about their heritage. Through collective work/responsibility, we have created an environment where creativity and cooperative economics work together to engender self-determination. The program was developed in the follow structure:

  • Rooted in an Afrocentric Framework
  • Three tier model (life skills, community engagement and civic responsibility)
  • It highlights the principles of the Nguzo Saba – (The Seven Principles) Unity, Self-Determination Collective Work and Responsibility, Cooperative Economics, Purpose, Creativity, Faith, and Self-Respect