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Black Internship Program (Co-op) Credit

About the Program

This program offers 25-50 Grade 11 students of York Regional School Board the opportunity to come to campus four days a week for four weeks where they participate in activities through which they plan for Grade 12 and their post-high school educational and occupational/employment endeavors; learn of financial necessities; partake in Black History education; and design and undertake a learning initiative of interest. At the end of the program, students receive a Co-Op Credit and a university Certificate of Participation. Parents and educators are be invited to a culminating program event.

This program enables students to:

  • Customize their secondary school education to suit their interests and skills
  • Partner with other departments
  • Learn in a safe, supportive, and Black affirming environment with like-minded staff and peers
  • Explore and refine their academic & career goals
  • Earn a co-op credit
  • Engage in experiential & community-based learning while getting paid