Need for the Outreach and Impact of program on the students:

 We are at a critical tipping point in the post-industrial revolution, with society moving from the fourth industrial revolution to something closer to the Metaverse. We have witnessed a shift in the job market, to jobs that are quantitative in nature; over the last 10 years, companies like Walmart have gradually replaced most of the cashiers with self-service machines, and drones are now automating mail delivery, robots are now packing things at warehouses, and existing pilot work suggest that taxis and trucks soon will be driving themselves. Such trends portend grave disruption for Canada’s youth especially Black youths, who primarily gain employment in fields jeopardized by such shifts. By contrast, STEM fields constitute an area of strong growth in the job market, with those with mathematical backgrounds enjoying some of the highest gains. In a recent report, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the job market for mathematicians will grow by a whopping 33% in the next decade, and calculates that mathematicians already earn almost three times the US average salary.

Unfortunately, the patterns of employment among Canada’s Black youth stand to benefit little from the marked growth in employment in STEM-related fields. Without a shift toward jobs in quantitative fields, we are at risk of entering an era marked by high levels of un- and under-employment, particularly within the Black community. This could lead to missed opportunities. Realizing such a quantitative shift will require investment in key engagement opportunities at the K-12 level. Based on current statistics, students who are passionate about Mathematics in high school are likely to end up in a STEM-related field. Several factors currently prevent students from being passionate about math. These include lack of STEM mentorship and role models, culture and discouraging messaging in the classrooms/school, lack of parental appreciation and support for math borne of adverse parental experiences in math classrooms, lack of career education about careers in math, etc. Clearly, good mathematics grades are required for admission into many post-secondary programs. As many students attest when reaching university, investment in high school math is a key enabler for high later achievement. Hence the reason behind the outreach program.


i) Strengthening Real-Life Mathematics Application and Problem-Solving Skills.

ii) Cultivating Positive Mathematical Mindsets. 

iii) Enhancing Academic Preparedness for STEM Pursuits. 

Current Activities
  •  Meet a Black Mathematician (MBM) Program: Do you need a Black Mathematician to inspire youths to aspire and think about mathematics in the right way? Please reach out to us at Find below a list of our Mathematicians and their bios.
  •  Free Mathematics Help for Black Students: Are you a parent in need of a Black Mathematician to assist your child with homework or course material? Please contact us at or reach out to any of our members listed below.
  • Black Math Help Club (free pizza available 😊): We are currently establishing Math help clubs across K-12 schools in the GTA. Contact us if you would like us to establish a BMHC in your school, church, or community.
  • Our Activities: Our activities are twofold: Homework help and Mathematics competition training. The clubs typically run for 2 hours. The first hour is for homework assistance or review of course material, and the next hour is dedicated to reviewing sample questions from various national and international mathematics competitions. Our students then compete with others in the school district throughout the year (1st prize: $200; 2nd prize: $100; 3rd prize: $50). Each participant receives a certificate. The top 3 are selected to represent their schools in national and international competitions. Please find below a list of the competition programs for this year:
  • Current clubs: K-12 clubs across the Durham Catholic District School Board. Contact Mr. Morgan Washington, the Black students’ coach, if you wish to get involved.
  • Demystifying Mathematics:  YouTube, TikTok, and Podcast

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Conceptual Framework:

Our outreach progarm is built upon the foundation of three Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): ensuring quality education, promoting gender equality, and reducing inequality. It focuses on three main themes: homework sessions, review sessions, and mathematical modeling, all centered around mathematics as the core discipline. These themes are supported by seven pillars, including Saturday training sessions, community engagement, parental involvement, knowledge translation, mentorship, math career exploration, and a summer school program. The program’s guiding principle is a “family-oriented approach,” which unifies and aligns all these elements.