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 offers an in-person after-school program – the SHARP Program for Secondary Students of East Asian Heritage, Newcomer Students and ESL/ELL Learners of Toronto District School Board (TDSB) to enhance mental health and well-being, through student leadership development. Currently, we are offering it virtually.


Online sessions Date: TBD

Time: TBD

Excursion Activities:

  1. Tree Planting(May 28, 2022)
  2. Youth Leadership Training Camp (September 1st – 4th)


The SHARP program consists of eight online sessions. These sessions offer various activities, personal reflection and group sharing/discussion.


Grade 9-12 TDSB students are eligible to enroll.

How Much?

Free for TDSB students.

Session Topics



  • 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