This is discussion about Aboriginal Student Links.
Thanks for sharing such an interesting project. There seems to be learning opportunities for all involved in the project and it is great that there are such positive results. Can you share a bit more about the interns involved? Also, are the interns working with students in an extracurricular activity or are they involved with the classroom curriculum? I look forward to learning more! Thanks again for sharing and remember you can update your entry until December 7 for the early entry award and January 27 for the remaining awards!
we have 16 Interns who facilitate all components of the program with the student assessments and evaluations being done by teachers. The Interns all participate in a very rigorous training package that includes, working with youth at risk, how to set up a classroom, public speaking and leadership. They all have child welfare clearance and CPR certification.
The more one is educated he/she has an enhancement of KNOWLEDGE which is not only from books but from the way the student applies the learning to WHAT HE/SEES. It is great indeed.
Presenting potential to these younge learners has lasting ripples into the future.
I recently saw Alexandra Archibald speak on the Aboriginal Students Links program and was thoroughly impressed with the creative, engaging, and grassroots efforts being made. It's hard to think of a more organic and successful way to teach youth than through mentorship and personal connection. I have a great amount of respect and appreciation for the approach that the ASL program is undertaking, and strongly encourage others to note only vote, but also to research and become more involved with the program.