All About X-Project!


Some Quick Facts

Since 1965 X-Project has had over 4000 St.F.X. student volunteers and has worked with over 1000 children in 5 communities.

An average X-Project volunteer will give approximately 4 hours of their time each week to work with children in the communities. This amounts to about 80 hours of volunteer time throughout the academic year, with several volunteers working 100 hours or more.

X-Project buses travel a total of approximately 500 km each week to provide small group educational assistance for a total of 10000 km per academic year.



Facebook: X-Project

Our Office: In the Municipal Building

2014-2015 Executive

Student Branch Director: Jensen Doucet

Assistant Student Branch Director: Tamara Cremo

Community Coordinators:

Recreation Coordinators:

Youth Leadership Coordinators:


What is X-Project?

X-Project is a student society at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, N.S. that offers small group educational assistance, recreational and leadership programs for African Canadian and Mi’kmaw youth in five communities in the surrounding area. It has been in existence since 1965 and is run entirely by volunteers.

Working with Community

Each year X-Project is invited by the five communities to provide programming for children. Community members support X-Project through serving as board members, training new volunteers, coordinating registration in their own communities, offering their homes for programming nights and volunteering in various other capacities.

Our Programs:

Small Group Educational Assistance: Each week a number of student volunteers board vans and buses and head out to the communities to work with the children in their homes or in community centers, helping with homework, playing educational games, and being a mentor. Our goal is to support children to be successful in school and to help them set goals for their future. Occasionally X-Project also works with adult learners who may be back in school or just looking to improve their education levels.

Saturday Programs: Approximately four times each term, youth from the communities are brought to the St.F.X. campus for recreational programs such as Sports days, Halloween and Christmas Parties, swimming, bowling, and skating.

Youth Leadership Programs: Each year we work with the teens in the communities to provide youth leadership programs. This often involves several Saturday trips in to the university to meet as a group and participate in activities and workshops that help to develop leadership skills. The youth leaders also help to plan workshops and activities for their own communities and act as leaders for recreational programs and weekly educational assistance. Each March, the youth leaders come to St.F.X. to participate in the youth leadership weekend where they engage in activities and workshops that they have helped to plan throughout the year.


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