Summer Institute

The Summer Institute program represents YAAACE’s continued commitment to actively engage children and youth by providing them with a rich educational and social experience.  The mandate of the Summer Institute is twofold: to enhance the literacy and numeracy capacity of our students and to provide our students with rich expanded opportunities (science, technology, and the arts).  The seven-week Summer Institute is integral in mitigating the gaps in academic achievement and providing access to meaningful social and academic opportunities.  

The 2019 installment of the Summer Institute accommodated 475 students, Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8 and employed 60 youth from the local community.  During summer 2019, the research non-profit Road Home Research & Analysis and Humber College partnered with the Youth Association for Academics, Athletics and Character Education (Y.A.A.A.C.E) to study how Supplement Education Program (SEPs) can better close student achievement gaps.  Following a 7-week small group leveled learning intervention involving a sample size of 101 elementary and middle school students, the research documented a 13% improvement in their average literacy scores.  In math, problem-solving and computational skills went up a grade level for 61% and 59% of the students, respectively.


Summer Institute – Archived

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Watch (Summer Institute 2015)

Watch (Summer Institute 2013)

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July 5th, 2021 to August 20th, 2021 ((Anticipated Date – At this time, we are closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic)

Program Schedule

Session Dates:

July to August 2021

The cost of the program is $150.00 for the full 7 weeks.
Yes, before and after care is an additional cost of $150.00 for the full 7 weeks. You may also pay-per-day at a cost of $5.00/day.
All programming is hosted at C.W Jeffrey’s Collegiate Institute, 340 Sentinel Road North York, ON.
Yes, field trips are planned for each Friday of the 6 weeks. We do not attend a field trip in the first week. A field trip package will be sent out the first week of camp. Parents are able to pay for all field trips for the summer or pay per trip.
The cost of the field trip is separate from the registration cost. The cost varies depending on where we go. In the past, camp participants have gone to Playdium Mississauga, Playtime Bowl, Woodbine Cinema, Canada’s Wonderland, Rinx, Ninja Playground, Niagara Falls (Clifton Hill/Marineland), Playcious Playground, Toronto Zoo, etc.
No, the camp participants do not have to go on the field trip; however, it is recommended. If the camp participants do not go on the trip, they must stay home as we will not have supervision in the building. All staff will be on the field trip to ensure full supervision.

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