Homework Circle

Empowerment Squared’s Homework Circle program supports newcomer youth from grades 1 to 12 and their families in building self confidence and school readiness for positive engagement in the education system. In Ontario, the school system is the first and most significant point of contact for newcomer youth. As an age appropriate education system where newcomer youth are placed in grades based on their age rather than academic ability, the classroom is often an intimidating environment since many newcomers have had no access to school as a result of living in refugee camps, fleeing war torn countries, or immigrating from impoverished communities. As a result, youth from newcomer, marginalized, immigrant, and refugee communities are more likely to drop out of school or struggle with academics and social, emotional, and mental trauma.

Academic Mentors

Our volunteers work with program participants to put them on pathways to access post-secondary education through mentoring and tutoring for academic success. This includes helping them complete their assignments and homework, and teaching them the necessary skills to develop resilience and problem-solving skills as they engage with the education system.

Academic Mentors

Our volunteers work with program participants to put them on pathways to access post-secondary education through mentoring and tutoring for academic success. This includes helping them complete their assignments and homework, and teaching them the necessary skills to develop resilience and problem-solving skills as they engage with the education system.

Participants are required to share their report cards for reporting purposes and as evidence to show how to best support the participants while at Homework Circle. Priority registration will be given to participants who are getting C’s and D’s, are ESL or ELL, or who have an IEP for learning in mainstream education. Admittance to the program is done on a case by case basis.

On the days of the program, participants must come prepared with their homework and assignments. Empowerment Squared aims to prepare participants for post secondary education and/or employment therefore, regular, punctual attendance for participants is required.

Current Program Times starting October 5 2021:

  • Tuesdays – Grades 6 – 8 (4:30pm – 6:00pm)
  • Wednesdays – Grades 9 -12 (4:30pm – 6:30pm)
  • Thursdays – Grades 1 – 5 (4:30pm – 5:30pm

All Empowerment Squared programs are free for all participants.

If you would like to know more about the Homework Circle Program, please call
(905) 393-5370 or email
info@empowermentsquared.org.

YOUTH PROGRAMS

Empowerment Squared provides newcomer and marginalized youth with a diverse scope of programming that helps them to succeed in their academic and personal pursuits, build their confidence, and empower them to make safe and healthy decisions in their day to day life. All youth programs offered by Empowerment Squared are free of charge.

YOUTH PROGRAMS

Empowerment Squared provides newcomer and marginalized youth with a diverse scope of programming that helps them to succeed in their academic and personal pursuits, build their confidence, and empower them to make safe and healthy decisions in their day to day life. All youth programs offered by Empowerment Squared are free of charge.