SUMMER UP is funded by the Ministry of Education and which provides special summer activities for Black youth across Ontario. It’s called SummerUp. A scan of the SummerUp website will give you confidence in the Lifelong Leadership Institute, a non-profit organization with a history of providing quality programming to Black youth.
SummerUp is an invitation to Black youth across Ontario to come together to learn, collaborate, discover, aspire, and to set a foundation for personal success. Students get to accomplish all these goals by enrolling in a series of programs that, additionally, are designed to achieve the following objectives:
- to offset the pandemic-induced isolation and academic disruption that defined the 2020-21 school year,
- to reduce the erosion of knowledge and skill that so often results from the summer break,
- to enhance self-confidence and academic readiness going into the fall semester, and
- to provide opportunities for leadership development
SummerUp provides students opportunities to improve their academic performance in an enjoyable way. It’s summer learning that is challenging but not stressful. It’s summer fun but with enriching activities that will engage their imagination, touch their hearts and reinforce their self-confidence. SummerUp requires students be purposeful in choosing to enroll, and in committing to the completion of their SummerUP program.