George Brown launches Black Student Success Network

October 13, 2016

George Brown College has created a network aimed at improving the academic success and wellbeing of black students at the school. Launched last week, the Black Student Success Network seeks to provide academic tutoring, mentoring, information and referrals, and social engagement opportunities. The college states that the network was created with significant input from students, and that it comes in part as a response to previous retention research showing that a significant number of black students at the School of Social and Community Services were leaving their programs early. “The Black Student Success Network is not only a place to support our academic aspirations and overall well-being at George Brown College, it's also a network where we can pull from our experiences and common needs in a safe space and collectively find, create and share solutions,” said Segal Suleiman, a second-year student in George Brown's Assaulted Women's and Children's Counsellor and Advocate program. GBC