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START is the first component of the SOARING Program and is for students with less than 24 credits (0-23) completed at York and is designed to:

Certificate for First Year Involvement

The Certificate for First Year Involvement aims to recognize students in the SOARING - START component who are committed to a well-rounded first year experience, and have made contributions to the LA&PS Faculty and York University through their extra-curricular involvement.

By participating in workshops, activities, events or volunteering students obtain points that are accumulated throughout the year and are then entitled to enter for prizes and SOARING Certificates of Achievement. Here are some tips to get the points you need for SOARING:

Skills and Success Points (SS)

Participation Points (P)

Volunteer Points (V)

Leadership Points (LE)

Links to help you earn SOARING  points-