School Outreach

The Branches Program facilitates several school outreach initiatives which aim to bring families and communities together to learn with and from each other.


Branches works with Montréal school boards and various McGill partners to support families and youth underrepresented in the McGill population, including youth from socio-economically marginalized and/or Indigenous communities.

Our goal is to work with school boards, educators, families, and members of the McGill community to create responsive, sustainable programming that encourages young students to persevere in school and see themselves as lifelong learners.

Mentor with homework zone student

Homework Zone

After-school homework help, mentoring, community and workshops for elementary, high-school and CEGEP students.

Group of students at My Day @ McGill

My Day @ McGill

An opportunity for young students to become McGill students for a day doing workshops and activities and experiencing McGill!


Spaghetti Nights Family Workshops

A series of free, monthly two-hour workshops for parents, guardians and families, plus a free spaghetti dinner.

Envelope on top of a notebook with a pencil

The PenPal Project

A pilot project where Indigenous University students exchange letters with younger Indigenous students.

McGill University is situated on the traditional territory of the Kanien’kehà:ka, a place which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst nations. We recognize and respect the Kanien’kehà:ka as the traditional custodians of the lands and waters on which we meet today.

Click here for more information on land acknowledgements.

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