The Branches Program facilitates academic programming and community mentorships for under-represented youth. Our goal is to motivate and empower youth to enrol l in postsecondary education by reducing barriers and increasing access to higher education.
Our core values
We believe in learning from our partners and incorporating their perspectives into how we create programming. Partnerships, co-creation and experiential learning are central to our collaboration with communities because they encourage educational success and put knowledge into action.
The Branches team is committed to being a reliable partner in co-creating responsive and sustained relationships with youth, families, schools and organizations.
What we do
We build relationships with under-represented communities, collaborating to develop activities that support young students with their studies and enhance their awareness of post-secondary educational opportunities. In parallel, our outreach programming creates and enhances pathways for the recruitment and admission of underrepresented students at McGill University. We partner with families and communities, providing supports for academic success that extend beyond the walls of McGill — including tailored mentorship and one-on-one interactions with students, staff and faculty.
Explore our outreach activities and resources
Partners & donors
Throughout McGill, Montreal, and Canada, we work with partners and donors that are vital to our operations and success. We are grateful for their commitments and support.
Year after year we expand our reach and serve under-represented youth from different communities thanks to our collaborating student mentors, faculty members, partners, and donors.