Graduation Coach for Black Student Success


Graduation Coach for Black Student Success

Support for African, Afro-Caribbean, and Black students in the following areas:

  • Advocacy
  • Graduation Pathway 
  • Mentorship & Support 
  • Employment and Volunteer Opportunities
  • Access to Programming 
  • Community Connection 
  • Emotional support and Mental Well-Being 


Keisha Evans

Tuesdays & Thursdays
Location: Guidance

Graduation Coaches for Black Students in High Schools

Graduation Coaches for Black Students are instrumental within the work of the Centre of Excellence. They engage with students(Gr.9-12) from the African/Black diaspora in various initiatives and graduation pathway opportunities. The
team actively work to improve Black Students’ mental health and well-being. They collaborate with school administrators, educators, post-secondary institutions. The work includes connecting Black students and families to community resources to support their educational achievement and improve overall academic success in schools.

Graduation Coach Program Objectives

  • Support the transition from grade 8 to high school then to their chosen pathway
  • Support with credit accumulation
  • Offer mentorship and advocacy to Black High School students
  • Network with community partners and agencies
  • Provide opportunities to participate in education field trips


Some of the programs facilitated by Graduation Coaches include:

  • Black Student Summer
  • Leadership Program
  • Black Girls Book Club
  • Music Discovery program
  • STEM initiatives

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