Community-Based Learning Opportunities, Winner, 2005: Frontier College's Beat the Street Learning Centre (2005)

Frontier College’s Beat the Street learning centre helps at-risk and homeless youth in downtown Toronto by offering them the chance to acquire basic literacy skills, high school upgrading, and computer training in an accessible and non-threatening learning environment.

Established in 1985, Beat the Street is open to homeless and at-risk youths, aged 16 to 29 years, who have been out of full-time schooling for at least one year. Individuals need to have strong speaking and listening skills in English and must have enough stability and support in their lives to be able to participate in the learning programs.

Educational programming available at the Beat the Street learning centre includes a computer skills program that provides training and certification as a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS); a General Educational Development (GED) preparation program that prepares youths to pass the high school equivalency examinations; a literacy and basic skills program that helps youths develop the skills and attitudes they need to succeed in further education and employment; and a digital arts program that encourages learning and self-expression.

Established in 1899, Frontier College has developed a series of programs that address the literacy and learning needs of children, teens, and adults living in urban and rural communities across Canada.

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Douglas Watt. Community-Based Learning Opportunities, Winner, 2005: Frontier College's Beat the Street Learning Centre 2005. Web. 25 Nov. 2020 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/cboc/cblo_fc_winner_2005/cblo_fc_winner_2005.pdf>
Douglas Watt (2005). Community-Based Learning Opportunities, Winner, 2005: Frontier College's Beat the Street Learning Centre. Retrieved November 25, 2020, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/cboc/cblo_fc_winner_2005/cblo_fc_winner_2005.pdf
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