MCYU in the City was founded 3 years ago in order to take the MCYU brand of educational experiences out to communities. These 1 hour workshops are developed based on questions and interests from youth in grades 4-10 and challenge them to work in teams to creatively develop solutions to issues that they may face in their everyday lives. The workshops are guided by highly trained McMaster Students who act as facilitators to work interactively with the teams of youths following our education credo Question-Discover-CreateTM. The youth learn to question the world around them, are guided by the facilitators to discover their own potential, and work together to create solutions. Such inquiry based learning methods serve to empower the youth demonstrate that they are an important part of the discovery process that happens all around them, every day.
MCYU in the City has formed valuable partnerships with Hamilton Wentworth District School Board, Hamilton Public Library, Boys and Girls Clubs of Hamilton, the YMCA Beyond the Bell Program, The North Hamilton Community Centre and Pathways to Education, The Cathy Weaver after school program as well as the Hamilton Home School Network. Our workshops can be carried out in community centers, libraries and schools.