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The Expert Collective (TEC) developed a For the Love of Youth Project (FLY) that provides underrepresented and newcomer students in high school or attending post-secondary education programs in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Northwest Territories (NWT), Ontario, Manitoba and British Columbia after-school programs such as tutoring, counselling and other social supports to help them stay in school, graduate on time and go on to post-secondary education.


The project’s specific objectives are to:

  • Increase the student's engagement in their studies;

  • Help students build strong social networks through athletics, support services and peer-based activities;

  • Help students set educational and career-related goals; and

  • Improve students’ knowledge and access to technologies and related training.  


Target Student Population
  • Junior High School Students

  • Senior High School Students 

  • College Students

  • Vocational/Trade Students 

  • University Students


Who are:
  • visible minority and racialized students

  • newcomer students (landed in Canada within the last five years)

  • students with disabilities 

  • indigenous students

  • students from low-income households based on the 2020 and 2021 Notice of Assessment

  • students identifying as two-spirited, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, queer and questioning (2SLGBTQ+), 

  • students experiencing or at risk of homelessness 

  • students from Official Language Minority Communities (French-speaking)

Project Duration
  • August 1, 2022, to March 31, 2023


Programs and Services


A. Educational and After-School Support Funding Assistance


  1. Financial assistance for after-school sports registration fees

  2. Distribution of sports equipment (1000 students)

    • Basketball

    • Water bottle

    • Duffel bags

    • Dry-fit shirts

    • Meal vouchers

  3. Distribution of educational needs to eligible student recipients

    • Textbooks, Bus passes, Scientific or graphic calculators (800 students)

    • Chromebooks (1000 students)

  4. FLY Academic Scholarships (200 Awardees)

    • Most Punctual (students attending Tutoring Services)

    • Best Attendance (students attending Tutoring Services)

    • Academic Improvement (students attending Tutoring Services)

    • Student-Athlete Academic Achiever (maintained or improved their grades while participating in school sports) 

    • Best FLY Student Mentor (exhibited strong leadership skills)

  5. Financial Assistance for Students with Disabilities

    • Assistive Equipment


B. After-School Supports and Activities


  1. Basketball 3x3 Winter Camps

    • Facilitated by Dinos University of Calgary

    • Participation Awards

    • Free Meal

  2. Tutoring Services

    • One-on-one or Group Academic Tutoring

    • Online or In-Person Support

    • Courses: Math, English, Science, Social Studies, and University Courses

  3. Student Peer Support

    • Exclusive/Private student online forum

    • Mentoring

    • Career Coaching

    • Assistance for post-secondary school selection and application

    • Student Loan Application

    • Academic Scholarship Application

  4. Services for Students with Disabilities

    • In-Office Employment

    • Transportation Allowance

  5. After-School Learning Sessions with invited Expert/Guest Speakers for topics on:

    • “Empowering Student-Athlete Holistic Wellness”

    • “Finding Life Balance Between School and Work”

    • "Students' Applications for Student Loans"

    • Student scholarship applications

    • Post-secondary school selections and registrations

    • Free meals while participating in the session

  6. Hybrid digital literacy workshop on essential online tools, including, but not limited to:

    • Microsoft Suite and Adobe Acrobat

  7. FLY Exhibitor at Immigration and Career Fairs in:

    • Toronto

    • Manitoba

    • Saskatchewan

    • Calgary

    • Vancouver

  8. FLY Recognition Day

    • Showcasing of students’ cultural talents 

    • Awarding of scholarships

    • Certificate of Participation

    • Volunteer Awards

    • Free Lunch

    • Networking

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