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Pick Your Path for Black Youth

Pick Your Path for Black youth

Pick Your Path for Black Youth is a mentoring experience designed to offer networks of support for Black learners to pick their educational paths. Students get paired with a mentor who is a Black McGill student or alumnus with similar interests.

Throughout the program, participants learn and engage with different areas of study in workshops and seminars hosted by students, professors, and professionals from the Montreal and McGill Black community. Students complete a final project with their mentor that aims to answer the question: What are the next steps in my educational path?


Students meet with their mentors twice a month to discuss educational paths and work on their final project. Participants also attend monthly workshops with McGill professors, students, and professionals from various fields.

Who can apply?

Black students in grade 10 or 11 (secondaire 4 ou 5) who demonstrate academic perseverance and regular school attendance are eligible to apply. Parents/guardians are also expected to commit to sessions throughout the program. Information about registration is available below.

Can parents participate?

We ask that parents and guardians attend one session per month (1-2 hours) for the duration of the program to receive more information about supporting their children through post-secondary education.

Participate in the program

Keep an eye-out for the new launch date and fill the form to apply when registration opens.

Join as a volunteer or mentor

PYP equips and empowers students to make decisions about their educational and career paths. Learning about the academic and personal journeys of faculty, students, and staff is an important source of encouragement and guidance for students.

Our staff and faculty volunteers facilitate online sessions and discuss their experiences of working and studying in post-secondary institutions, as well as their topics of research if applicable.

Student mentors get to share what it’s like to be a university student. Mentors also support PYP participants as they explore their interests and research next steps in their educational and career paths.

We are grateful for those who provide their time to participate and make PYP possible.

  • To participate or learn more about the program, e-mail Camille.georges [at] (Camille Georges), Black Community Outreach Associate.

Become a PYP mentor or volunteer

Stay tuned for the next cohort and fill this form to apply when registration opens.

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