The Diversity In Community

Urban Academy is fortunate to have a varied and rich parent and extended family/friend community who are willing and keen to share their expertise. Over the years, our teaching staff have integrated parents in various ways in their instruction. From developing web-based applications to learning about cultural festivities, hearing about innovative engineering projects and learning about international diplomacy from those who work in the field, many wonderful opportunities and experiences have come to be for UA students because of the willingness of community members to share their stories.

Harnessing Community Talent

In order to be proactive in taking families up on their willingness to share their skills and passions, Urban Academy has created a parent leadership volunteer position, our Community Talent Coordinator. Our parent volunteer in this role is Mithun Bhindi, who can be reached at communitytalent@urbanacademy.ca. He will be working with community members to learn about their skills and passions and what they will be willing to share with UA Students. Our teaching staff is then able to access that information in order to determine which parents have the expertise that may relate to their area of teaching and the curriculum.

How To Participate

To begin, community members will be asked to complete the Community Talent Survey below. Please be as thorough and thoughtful as possible when submitting your details. Should you have more than one area of expertise, such as a legal background (professional) and photography (hobby) please complete the survey twice. Once you submit your information, our Community Talent Coordinator (CTC) will be in touch with you directly to find out a little bit more, and perhaps even brainstorm opportunities. That information will then be logged into a database that teaching staff can access to learn a bit more about you and contact you directly.

It may take some time before your skillset matches up with a need in the curriculum, and it could be very likely it will be in a different grade than that of your child, but we are grateful for your willingness to share your skills with Urban Academy Students!

Community Talent Survey

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