YMCA Alternative Suspension (AS) program

How a National Program Is Turning Suspension From School Into a Positive Experience

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Compared with most of its peers, Canada’s high school dropout rate, at about 10%, is low. Yet, for tens of thousands of youth, succeeding and staying in school can be a challenge. In low-income communities, youth face significant barriers — financial instability, lack of educational resources and support, and language barriers to name a few — to graduating from high school.

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