SHARP Program

Across U-hub recognizes the unlimited potential of youth. We believe that a sense of belonging is crucial in supporting youth in becoming meaningful members of the community.

Our goal is to improve the overall well-being of youth in our multicultural environment by building a sense of community and belongingness both in school and outside of school. Through different activities, youth will have an opportunity to develop good character traits that would help them stand out within the society.

Across U-hub has developed a new comprehensive virtual after-school program, which integrates the in-person program features into online experience, thereby continuing to provide the SHARP program for International Students and East Asian Students of the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) to enhance mental health and well-being, through student leadership development.

When?

Date: April 7th – June 30th, 2021

  1. Online Sessions from April 7th to May 26th 2021 (Wednesdays)
    • Time: 4:00pm – 5:30pm Attendance will be taken on Zoom
  2. City Mosaic from May 1 – 31, 2021
  3. Community Participation in June 2021 (Exact day to be confirmed)

What?

The SHARP program consists of two components: online sessions and team challenge programs. These activities include group sessions, individualized supports, interactive games, creative workshops, day trips and leadership training camps.

Who

Grade 9-12 TDSB international students are eligible to enroll in the following online sessions.

How Much?

Free for TDSB students.

Session Topics

TBD

Objective

  • Cultivate a stronger sense of belonging in family/school/community through peer support groups
  • Establish connections with Toronto through Across U-hub community events
  • Improve overall well-being and promote a positive self-image
  • Develop self-confidence, creativity and leadership qualities

SHARP consists of a series of team activities to help participant establish support groups, build positive self-image, and develop leadership qualities.

Delivery Methods

  • Multimedia workshop
  • Experiential Learning
  • Reflection and Introspection
  • Caring & Understanding Mentorship
  • Community-based Outreach Activities
  • Training Camp on Shadowing Experiences
  • Interactive team- and outdoor-based projects