Youth invited to apply to CERLAC’s new youth summer program


The Centre for Research on Latin America & the Caribbean (CERLAC) invites youth from the Greater Toronto Area and beyond to its first student summer program, Young Amautas of the Americas. CERLAC is a York University-based hub for inter- and multi-disciplinary research on Latin America and the Caribbean, their diasporas, and their relations with Canada and the rest of the world. The program’s theme is Sport, Culture and Education in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Young Amautas of the Americas, CERLAC’s youth summer program, will guide 30 students, between 14 and 18 years of age, through an interdisciplinary educational process. Youth will participate in daily activities, including art, dance, creative writing, sports, music, trips and workshops. The curriculum will help students to collectively evaluate the historical and contemporary development of Latin America and the Caribbean and the influence of the regions on new generations of youth. It seeks to inspire Latin American and Caribbean youth to pursue postsecondary education. Professors and students from CERLAC and York University, as well as teachers, partners and parents from the community, will contribute to this new learning experience.

The program will run from July 27 to 31, from 9am to 3:30pm each day. There is no cost to the 30 youth who will be selected to participate. Meals (breakfast and lunch) and transportation (bus tickets) will be provided. This student summer program will be held at CERLAC, at York’s Keele campus. The application deadline is Monday, June 15.

Click here to download the PDF application form. Applicants should fill out the form and forward it to the following address:

Abubacar Fofana León, summer program director
Room 327, York Lanes
York University
4700 Keele Street, Toronto, ON
Canada, M3J 1P3