After-school mentoring and homework help for elementary and secondary school students
What is Homework Zone?
Founded in 2011, Homework Zone (HZ) is an after-school mentoring program connecting McGill University student volunteers with elementary and secondary school students in schools around Montréal, and in Kahnawa:ke (traditional territory of the Kanien'kehá:ka First Nation)
Under the mandate of the Branches Program, Homework Zone has worked towards promoting pathways to higher education and achieving equitable access to education through academic support, academic enrichment activities and strong mentorship connections. Through this endeavour, the program aims to enable both McGill and Indigenous students to develop leadership skills and build a support network before they embark on their career path.
Hear it from our student mentors, coordinators, mentees and partners as they present the highlights of their experiences with the Homework Zone program, in this video:
How HZ Works
At HZ, we create an oasis for students where they can challenge themselves and nurture positive relationships within the school environment. Each 90-minute HZ session is split into two 45-minute parts:
- Academic support (ie., homework completion, problem solving, reading);
- Imagination-based and academic enrichment activities or workshops offered by McGill students or community groups that focus on creativity, expression and building relationships.
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