School Watch

What is School Watch?

The School Watch program teaches youth the importance of graduating high school, keeping a clean criminal record, and building life skills to live happy, healthy and productive lives free of crime.

School Watch is all about…

Educating

youth on crime prevention and life skills;

Engaging 

them in community clean-up events; and

Encouraging

responsible and equitable reporting

Mississauga high schools and community organizations can request:

  • In-person presentations (Graduation 101 and Criminal Record Impacts)
  • In-person Youth Life Skills workshops:
    1. Communication Skills for Academic & Professional Success
    2. Jobs & Careers
    3. Healthy Living
    4. Personal Finance Part I
    5. Personal Finance Part II
    6. Planning for Post-Secondary Education
    7. Critical Thinking
    8. Time Management, Planning & Organization
    9. Volunteering
  • Community/school clean-up events to support youth in earning volunteer hours toward their graduation requirement
  • Youth can register online to access our virtual mini-courses and a list of local reporting resources and community supports (including specific resources for Black, Indigenous, and LGBTQ+ youth).

    The format of School Watch is customizable! 


    Please contact Lauren Kinne (ysm@safecitymississauga.on.ca) to learn more and request programming.

    Future Grad Campaign

    What?

    The #FutureGrad campaign aims to encourage high school students to graduate! Our campaign course Graduation 101 explains all the requirements for graduating from secondary school in Ontario, and offers information on alternative paths students can take to graduation, if the traditional way isn’t working for them. Our course includes a Graduation Checklist planning worksheet and Did You Know fact sheet.

    Why?

    Success in school is more than just academic achievement—it’s a shield against the allure of crime. Yet, the numbers paint a stark reality: 40,000 Canadian students drop out annually, with a staggering 1 in 3 dropouts exiting before Grade 9. The repercussions echo far beyond the classroom—over 80% of federal jail inmates are school dropouts.

    Why?

    Register for the Graduation 101 course by clicking here! The course is self-directed, self-paced, and available 24/7 on our online platform. At the end of the course, you can download a Graduation Checklist to plan course credits and community involvement/volunteer hours.

    If you’re a high school student in Mississauga and you’re interested in leading a #FutureGrad campaign in your school, register for our School Watch program by clicking here! You will gain access to our Campaign Toolkit, which includes everything you need to run a successful campaign. Campaign leads earn volunteer hours which can be used toward the 40 hours required for graduation.