Programs for Black Youth

Western Engineering Outreach is excited to launch a new program to foster diverse and inclusive learning spaces for Black youth in engineering. Western Engineering Beginnings for Black Youth creates opportunities for elementary and secondary students to explore engineering and connect with diverse mentors.

WEBBY (Western Engineering Beginnings for Black Youth)

Program Overview

WEBBY is open to students in grades 4-8 (Engineering Activities) and grades 9-12 (Leadership Training).

2022 Dates and Times

WEBBY will run for 5 Saturdays on November 12, November 19, November 26, December 3, and December 10. WEBBY will run in-person on Western University campus.

  • 10:30 - 12:30 WEBBY Leadership Training for High School Students (grade 9-12)
    • Students in grades 9-12 will participate in leadership workshops and join a WEBBY Mentor for a presentation about engineering opportunities and mentorship.
  • 1:00 - 3:00 WEBBY Engineering Activities for Elementary Students (grade 4-8)
    • Students in grades 4-8 will listen to a brief presentation by a WEBBY Mentor about engineering opportunities before participating in fun, hands-on engineering and coding activities.
    • Students in grades 9-12 will support and mentor younger students while collecting volunteer hours.

2022 Schedule


Registration is now open! The program is free to participate.

Two weeks remain in the program! Please email to register.