CK and WK SSW Students Share Their Knowledge Through DBDLI Project

This year, Central Kings and West Kings students in the Student Support Worker (SSW) Program have been part of leadership activities organized by the Delmore “Buddy” Daye Learning Institute, including learning from elders' life experiences, and leading their peers in a workshop on dance in African descent cultures.

Starting with the Kuumba Cultural Project in the fall, students visited the Black Cultural Centre in Cherrybrook to meet with elders and learn from their life experiences. Students then created art to represent what they had learned from the elders, which was then incorporated into a poster. West Kings students Brenna Gordon and Hailey Craig were featured in this CBC article, talking about their experience in the project:

Continuing with the YOUbuntu Africentric leadership and mentorship project, the students learned drumming from Dr. Henry Bishop, and spoken word poetry from Verena Rizg. To complete the project, the students facilitated a session for their elementary and middle level peers in the SSW program, focusing on dance and African descent cultures, including stomp dance lessons from musician and HRCE SSW Cyndi Cain. Thank you to SSWs Tristan Sampson and Tara Davidson, and DBDLI’s Chanae Parsons for coordinating these events for our students!


Below: Student leaders from West Kings and Central Kings with Chanae Parsons.
Right: Student leaders join their elementary and middle level peers to learn Stomp dance with Cyndi Cain.

CK and WK SSW Student Leaders

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