Afrocentric supports, programming essential to improving outcomes for Black youth

Bukola Salami (University of Calgary), Aloysius Nwabugo Maduforo (UCalgary), and Myra Kandemiri (University of Alberta) have penned an article discussing the importance of mentorship for Black youth in Canada. Salami, Maduforo, and Kandemiri discuss the factors that contribute to the poorer education achievement levels of Black youth in Canada. They explain that these factors need to be addressed to improve youth outcomes and point to research and testimonials that demonstrate how Afrocentric educational programs and supports can help Black youth succeed. The authors conclude by discussing how UCalgary’s Black Youth Mentorship and Leadership Program help Black youth succeed by partnering them with faculty members and professionals who can serve as mentors.