The majority of young people who struggle with substance abuse and dependency have fallen behind in their academic pursuits, been expelled or have chosen to drop-out of school. Given the relationship between academic achievement and longer-term success in areas of self-confidence and self-efficacy, academic programming is an invaluable part of the DSYTC offering. More specifically, residential clients receive individualized academic attention and are able to earn high school credits through our partnership with the M.F. McHugh Education Centre (Section 23). Support for college, university or other academic programming is also available for those youth who have graduated high school.
Academic programming is available from September through July with no formal academics in August.
Client Academic Accomplishments
In the 2016/2017 academic year, 129 DSYTC clients attended classes while in residential treatment. Together they achieved:
- 222 secondary credits earned
- 13 high school graduations
- 2 post-secondary courses completed
- 968 community hours accomplished
Youth Scholarship Program
DSYTC’s commitment to continuing education is further demonstrated by the SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM . Within this program scholarship opportunities are available to current (ACC) or past clients who have demonstrated noteworthy progress and a desire to further their academic studies.