McGill Alert / Alerte de McGill

Updated: Thu, 07/18/2024 - 18:12

Gradual reopening continues on downtown campus. See Campus Public Safety website for details.

La réouverture graduelle du campus du centre-ville se poursuit. Complément d'information : Direction de la protection et de la prévention.

Black students group on campus

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. Workshops support an informed transition to university life and include information on admissions requirements, financial planning, and what to expect upon acceptance. Students complete a final project with their mentor, as they discover and plan the next steps on their educational path. 

It's a family affair!

The program also offers sessions for parents/guardians to receive more information about navigating university education and supporting their youth in their educational paths.


Participants engage in one-on-one meetings with their respective mentors and on a regular basis from October through April to discuss their educational path and work on their final project. Participants also attend monthly workshops with McGill professors, students, and professionals from various fields.

Pick Your Path students, mentors, and parents share their stories.

Watch the video and hear firsthand reflections on personal growth, program highlights, and the transformative power of one-on-one mentorship.

See what past mentees have been up to on PYP

Learn more about PYP for Black Youth from the projects of past mentees:

Mentorship program paves the way for Black students to consider studying at McGill

“It was so refreshing to meet such inspiring individuals who went through what I went through,” Shares Pick Your Path for Black Youth participant

PYP student and parent facing the camera and smiling, on campus

Hear it from our students!

Here's what PYP students, parents and mentors from the past cohort have to say about their experience on the PYP for Black Youth program. Hear it from them on what they learned through PYP, what they liked about the program, how they benefitted from their one-on-one relationships and more!

Camille Georges and Khan Bouba Dalambye give an interview to the CBC evening news

Breaking news!

Watch Camille Georges and Khan Bouba Dalambye give an interview on the CBC evening news. Learn how Khan Bouba Dalambye designed Pick Your Path to combine outreach to the Black community in Montreal with leadership development and hear about Camille Georges' plans for the future of the program. 

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