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BLACK YOUTH SCHOOL SUCCESS INITIATIVE (BYSSI)

Supporting black youth with achieving their educational goals.

The Black Youth School Success Initiative (BYSSI) is a new pilot program for Black youth in grades 6 to 12.

An initiative of the Peel District School Board’s “We Rise Together” action plan, this program brings together Black-led organizations, schools and mainstream community agencies to provide support for Black youth in the Peel Region. Delivered through a culturally appropriate lens, while understanding the lived experiences of Black youth, the program provides support in academics, mentorship, motivation, self-esteem, cultural and self-discovery.

Eligibility
  • Black youth
  • Live in Peel Region
  • Attend either Peel District School Board or Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board
  • In grade 6 to 12
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