Western launches new Black leadership program

Western University has launched the Black Leadership University Experience (BLUE), a program focused on providing Black students with work and networking opportunities within the London community. Through the program, Western provides funding to offer students part-time employment opportunities at host organizations; students can choose what to pursue and will be provided with a dedicated mentor who will work alongside them. “As a student, you get a mentor who’s going to invest in you based on what they’ve learned, so you’re coming into a space where you can actually learn practical skills that benefit you to transition from academia into the community,” said BLUE mentor Yvonne Asare-Bediako. CBC Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.