It’s 2022– Put Your Crown On and Shine!
We’ve been through a lot together over the years as a community and yet we keep growing and shining! In 2021, CCACH:
- welcomed new members to our board of directors
- hired a new executive director
- hired additional tutors
- hired a new Youth Development Coordinator
- started new programs
- gained new partnerships and sponsors
- nominated 5 youth for RBC Futures $10,000 Scholarship
- impacted more youth in the community
We proved that even through challenging times we are adaptable and when we come together as a community we can achieve greatness. We want to thank our community for trusting and supporting CCACH for the past 37 years and look forward to many more years to come!
This year we celebrate 30 years of AfroQuiz and are excited to offer the game show with a supportive new program called AfroCademy, which you can learn more about below. If you haven’t registered your children already for AfroQuiz – WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?! AfroQuiz is free and open to youth K-12, who wish to learn about Black history and inspirational achievements in a fun, engaging and innovative program!
Students love AfroQuiz because of the knowledge and pride they gain in learning about Black History and the opportunity to win electronic devices such as Ipads, Chromebooks and Tablets! This year students will have even more opportunities to display their knowledge and win more prizes than ever before!
What will your AfroWOW be this year?
Each year families gather together to learn the study material from AfroQuiz and often find themselves marveling in the knowledge or the conversations that the subject has opened up. This is what we call an AfroWow! If you find an interesting fact or AfroWow, please share it with us and your friends!
As AfroQuiz grows steadily each year, we want to give as many students as possible the chance to access this amazing knowledge. We want to give students as many opportunities as possible to show off their knowledge and get recognized for their hard work studying for the contest. This year students will be working for individual points to be finalists at AfroQuiz and House Empire points in the weeks leading up to AfroQuiz. A House Empire is a students’ designated group inspired by an ancient African civilization. We will be taking the wisdom, characteristics and knowledge of that ancient empire and bringing them Black into the Future. The House Empires will be competing against each for a group prize to see who’s Empire will come out on top! You don’t want to miss out on this year’s fun!
We will also be supporting the students in their learning journey through AfroCademy, a weekly study strategy course. In AfroCademy, students will work with a tutor to learn study skills and strategies as a group. They will have the opportunity to meet other children who are learning the same cool information and learn study skills that will help them throughout their academic careers.
Find out which house you represent and cheer for them at AfroQuiz 2022!
More information to come. Registration is open on our website www.ccach.org/afroquiz/
CCACH Tutoring Program Alumni Comes Full Circle And Gives Back to the Community: $20,000 From RBC
As a child Philip received tutoring at CCACH, helping him excel in his studies and eventually leading him on the path of pursuing a post-secondary career. When Philip went on to university, he decided to come back to the CCACH community, but this time as a tutor for three and a half years. His understanding of the benefits of education and the work that CCACH does allowed him to help students that were in a position he was once in himself. Philip is now a Commercial Account Manager at RBC and an active member of his community, pushing for diversification and inclusion.
Through Philip’s connection, RBC was able to partner with CCACH and provide one of the single largest donations that CCACH has ever received, $20,000. This donation has allowed CCACH to further their reach and broaden the services they offer to African and Caribbean communities within Edmonton.
Philip’s story reinforces the importance of the tutoring program offered at CCACH. The Council of Canadians of African and Caribbean Heritage prides itself on the furthering of education within the communities it serves, as we know that pouring into our youth makes a world of a difference. We hope that through the continuation of our programs, we’ll come to see more stories of youth coming back to work with us just like Philip.
Call for Volunteers
If you love to write, are highly organized, and enjoy working for a good cause, grant writing may be the perfect volunteer opportunity for you. CCACH is looking for several Grant Writers to assist us in developing and writing grant proposals to grant-providing organizations and persuasively communicate CCACH’s mission and programs to potential funders.
If interested in any of the above volunteer positions, please contact the CCACH Executive Director at 780-426-5807 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CCACH would like to thank some of our partners and funders who have generously contributed to our initiatives and made it possible for us to continue to provide programs and services to the community: The Royal Bank of Canada, Edmonton Community Foundation, The Government of Canada through Supporting Black Canadian Communities Initiave, Alberta Gaming Liquor and Cannabis, and Edmonton Immigrant Services Association.
Consider making your donation today. Click on the DONATE button below to access the donation page on our website. Your donation is very much appreciated and will go a long way towards helping CCACH continue to make an impact in our community.
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