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The Michaëlle Jean Sudbury Afro-Canadian Heritage Fund

Program Description
This fund was launched Sept. 21, 2007 at the end of the commemoration of the Bicentenary of the Act of Abolition of the British Slave Trade -1807 to 2007- event in Sudbury.  The award will be presented to young people of Afro-Canadian heritage/descent who are attending high-school and are working hard, motivated and planning to pursue post secondary education.  There will be two awards presented each year. 

Eligibility Criteria
Nominees for the student award must be senior secondary students planning to enter a post secondary institution on a full time basis, and must be between the ages of 16-25 years.  Applicants must have demonstrated diligence, consistency in their academic career, and contributed to their school-life/community.  Applicants are expected to obtain references from their school teachers/principal and community members/leaders.


How is the Award presented?
A special ceremony will be held yearly to present the Award. Recipients will receive a personalized certificate. The Award, up to $2,000, will be forwarded directly to the post-secondary institution for the recipients’ respective use.

More information about the fund is available through the association.
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Youth Outreach Program: 

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The Afro-Hertiage Association Youth Outreach Program is centered around youth mentorship and progression. The two main areas we engage in are youth leadership activities and youth academic excellence (bursary). The program is volunteer-based and welcomes all youth interested in the program, regardless of age and ethnicity.

The program is free!

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