February 24, 2017

Dunrankin Drive Public School to host a 10-week basketball mentorship program to enhance literacy, numeracy and leadership skills

Dunrankin Drive Public School is hosting a 10-week mentorship program, Slamdunk! Hoops, Numbers and Books, focused on helping elementary students in the Malton community develop their academic, social and leadership skills. Each session will include a game of basketball between the student mentors and mentees.

Approximately 40 elementary students have been selected from the following schools to participate in the Slamdunk! Hoops, Numbers and Books program and will have the opportunity to be mentored by ten students grades 11 and 12 from Lincoln M. Alexander Secondary School:

  • Brandon Gate Public School
  • Corliss Public School
  • Darcel Avenue Senior Public School
  • Dunrankin Drive Public School
  • Lancaster Public School
  • Marvin Heights Public School
  • Morning Star Middle School
  • Ridgewood Public School

Mentors will lead the group activities for the day under the supervision of teachers. Topics will include the development of critical thinking and problem solving skills in literacy and numeracy. The last session of the program will include a visit from the Raptors 905 players who will play a game of basketballs with the students.

The program has been coordinated by Dunrankin Drive staff including Vice Principal, Radha Tulsi, a team of teachers (Sukhbinder Bhat, Donna Hines, Jasleen Mann, Jorge Mendoza, Tanya Russell) and parent volunteers.

Slamdunk! Hoops, Numbers and Books will begin on Feb. 25, 2017 and will run every Saturday for 10 weeks from 8:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at Dunrankin Drive, with the exception of March Break (from March 11 – 18) and Easter weekend (from April 15-17). Dunrankin Drive Public School is located at 3700 Dunrankin Drive in Mississauga. 

For more information, contact Radha Tulsi at 905-677-2202.

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