Youth and Philanthropy Initiative

Case Study #12: Adapting YPI Finals for COVID-19 Restrictions

Recorded from a live session on January 13th, 2021, YPI staff and teachers discuss alternative ways to celebrate YPI finals during the pandemic.

Participating in this conversation are guest panelists from West Carleton Secondary School (Mr. Greg Mountenay & student leaders Marcus & Ahmed), and Crestwood Preparatory College (Mr. Owen Smith).

Resources shared in this session (log in to read):
• VIRTUAL FINALS AND ALTERNATIVE WAYS TO CELEBRATE DURING COVID-19 

• STUDENT CARE AND ETHICS DURING YPI 

Note: During the discussion of the student ethics and care section, when Noor says students “should not have to bleed to be heard”, this comes directly from the work of Dr. Sherene H. Razack and Dr. Elizabeth Ellsworth

1. Sherene H. Razack (2007) Stealing the Pain of Others: Reflections on Canadian Humanitarian Responses, Review of Education, Pedagogy, and Cultural Studies, 29:4, 375-394. 

Razack is also known for her text Dying from Improvement: Inquests and Inquiries Into Indigenous Deaths in Custody and many, many more. 

2. Ellsworth, Elizabeth. “Why Doesn’t This Feel Empowering? Working Through the Repressive Myths of Critical Pedagogy.” Harvard Educational Review. Sep. 1989: 297-325. 

"Student voice should be centred in the grant selection process as much as possible, and grant recipients should be selected in a way that allows for students to be the majority participants in the final decision."

Try to find alternative ways of hosting your YPI Final virtually if need be SO THAT your students can feel the rewards of seeing their work come to fruition and your school can celebrate its impact on the local community.
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