Embrace the Spirit of Giving Tuesday

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November 28, 2023

Embrace the spirit of Giving Tuesday with the Supports for Student Learning Program(SSLP) Legacy Gift Challenge (in partnership with Skills4Life)! L Your $20.23 gift empowers Black youth to succeed through SSLP. Plus, donate, and share this post on any social media for an exclusive chance to win an FBC Hoodie and tickets to the Raptors Game on Wednesday November 29th!  That’s not all, your donation goes a bit further this year as CanadaHelps is matching 1% of All Donations made on Giving Tuesday. Join us in transforming lives and creating opportunities. Visit https://fbcfcn.ca/giving-tuesday/ to Donate Today!

About Supports for Student Learning Program

The Supports for Student Learning Program (SSLP), offered by the Federation of Black Canadians (FBC), aims to bridge the gap and provide essential support for Black students on their journey towards post-secondary education and beyond.  We provide black youth with scholarships, workshops, mentorship, academic tutoring and physical activity.

Scholarships for Black Youth:

One of the standout features of the SSLP program is the opportunity for students to receive scholarships ranging from $1000 to $6000. By participating in the program, students become eligible for these financial awards, further incentivizing their commitment to academic excellence.

Life Skills Workshops:

The SSLP program offers weekly workshops that cover a range of topics designed to empower students in various aspects of their lives. These workshops focus on self-esteem building, financial literacy, understanding job market needs, mental wellness, and community engagement. By participating in these sessions, students gain valuable skills that prepare them for academic success both inside and outside the classroom.

1-on-1 Mentorship:

Mentorship plays a crucial role in guiding and supporting students throughout their educational journey. In the SSLP program, students are paired with mentors who have professional experience in their fields of interest. These mentors, who self-identify as Black, provide personalized and impactful guidance to their mentees. The program also includes a group networking component, enabling mentors to share relevant cultural and personal experiences, fostering a sense of community and opening doors to new opportunities.

Academic Tutoring:

Recognizing the importance of academic excellence, the SSLP offers tutoring support in various subject areas. Students have the opportunity to receive one-on-one or small group instruction from skilled tutors. This complimentary service ensures that participants have the necessary academic support to thrive in their studies and overcome any challenges they may face.

Physical Activity for Youth:

We provide locations and opportunities get give black youth the opportunity to exercise and stay active. Some of the activities include, basketball and badminton and local rec centers.


Program Locations and Dates:

The SSLP program primarily operates in Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and the Northwest Territories. The program has multiple sessions throughout the year, with specific start dates and registration deadlines depending on the location.

The Student Supports for Learning Program (SSLP) offered by the Federation of Black Canadians (FBC) serves as a valuable resource for Black youth seeking to overcome barriers and achieve academic success. Through its workshops, mentorship program, academic tutoring, and scholarship opportunities, SSLP empowers students to build confidence, develop crucial skills, and reach their full potential. By investing in the SSLP program, the FBC demonstrates its commitment to supporting Black students in their educational journeys and fostering a brighter future for the Black community as a whole. https://fbcfcn.ca/giving-tuesday/

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