Biidaaban Youth Group (BYG) is an after school homework help program for Indigenous youth in Kindergarten to grade 6. Nipissing University student volunteer tutors support youth with academics and host recreational, social and artistic activities once a week for 15 weeks, between October 2019 and March 2020.
Transportation is provided free of charge for youth from their school to the program. Parents are responsible for pick-up at 5pm.
Program hours and dates
3pm to 5pm on the following 15 Thursdays:
2019: October 3, 10, 31 / November 6, 13, 20
2020: January 9, 16, 23, 30 / February 6, 13 / March 5, 12, 26
Registration opens Thursday, September 19th. Children must attend one of the above schools to participate. Parents are responsible for child pick-up at 5 pm. To register your child/children or for more information, contact Christine Benoit at 705-474-3450 ext. 4586 or email email@example.com.
Spaces are limited.
Niminowaazmin (Year-end celebration)
Niminowaazmin is the Office of Indigenous Initiatives' year-end celebration for Biidaaban youth programs including Biidaaban Youth Group and Biidaaban Academic Support, honouring the successes of student volunteers, youth and their families.
Niminowaazmin is an Ojibwe (Anishinaabe) word that means "we are celebrating".
Activities include a luncheon, traditional teachings, cultural and artistic activities, a professional portrait booth, games, door prizes and giveaways.
When: Sunday, March 29, 2020 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Where: Main Cafeteria, Nipissing University, 100 College Drive
Parking is free.
RSVP by March 24th. Contact April Gardiner, Student Placement Coordinator, 705-474-3450 x4684 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nipissing University Students - Want to be a volunteer Program Leader?
Biidaaban Youth Group is presented in partnership with the Office of Indigenous Initiative at Nipissing University, the North Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre, the Near North District School Board and the Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board.