The Promise Partnership at UNB Saint John connects the university with the community to help combat poverty. This initiative provides educational support and opportunities to youth in two of Saint John’s priority neighbourhoods.
The Promise Partnership is dedicated to closing the educational attainment gaps associated with low socio-economic status, while providing exceptional opportunities for our university students.
How You Can Support Us:
The Promise Partnership has two main programs: The Student Mentoring program that operates out of Hazen White-St. Francis school in the Crescent Valley and The High School Tutoring Program that operates on campus at UNBSJ.
The Student Mentoring Program pairs UNB Saint John student volunteers with youth from kindergarten to grade 8 at Hazen White-St. Francis School.
From September to April volunteers spend an hour a week at Hazen White-St. Francis. Mentors provide educational support through engaging in structured activities designed to assist in literacy and numeracy learning.
Sessions run Monday to Thursday through fall and winter semesters. Mentoring provides the youth with a positive role model, as well as academic and social support. UNB Saint John volunteers gain hands-on experience and build meaningful connections.
The High School Tutoring Program is a twice-weekly tutoring initiative offered to the youth from Crescent Valley and the Old North End in grades 9-12.
This is an intensive tutoring initiative geared to ensure students are on track for a timely high school graduation and to encourage post-secondary options.
The program is designed and supervised by certified teachers who make sure that tutoring resources and enrichment is in-line with the student's current high school curriculum.