We ensure that children and youth facing adversity have the relationships they need to become resilient and realize their full potential. With the support of our professional, qualified staff, mentors form strong one-to-one relationships with their mentees that express care, challenge growth, provide support, share power, and expand possibilities. These critical developmental relationships allow children and youth to strengthen their social emotional learning and executive functioning skills, developing them into resilient young people who are able to overcome life’s adversities and achieve more.
We have a comprehensive infrastructure for supporting mentorship partnerships: detailed legal screening of mentors to ensure child safety; a broad network of professional staff supporting mentors and volunteers; systems for selecting, approving and supporting volunteers; and referring families to agencies that provide other services if required for the mentee and their family.
We serve a diverse group of young people from Calgary and Area – including youth in care, and gender and sexually diverse youth.