What's Happening

All In for Youth is helping local students complete their education.

Working with schools, government, corporations, agencies and individuals, we are building a system of supports to help youth reach their potential. Our goals are:

3k

NUMBER OF POSITIVE ADULT-YOUTH CONNECTIONS ESTABLISHED BY 2017. WE'VE REACHED OUR FIRST GOAL WITH 5,735 POSITIVE ADULT-YOUTH CONNECTIONS.

50%

REDUCTION IN HIGH SCHOOL DROPOUT RATE BY 2017

To get there, we are:

Connecting youth to positive adults.

Removing barriers to success.

Bringing youth back to school.

Encouraging varied learning and career options.

Projects & Programs
Connecting Youth to Positive Adults

When youth have positive social support networks, they are better able to develop skills, independence and confidence, and pursue long-term goals. In fact, the social return on investment from mentoring programs alone save an average of $18 for every dollar invested. Connection projects include:

Career Connectors: Career specific mentors helping youth explore their options
Group Project Mentor: Project-specific skills building with a group of youth
In the Lead: Leadership program incorporating mentorship, coaching and volunteerism
Mentors: One-on-one positive adult role models
Sirius Girls: Supporting girls to complete high school
Volunteer Tutors: Volunteers offering free math tutoring
World of Choices: Career forum for high school girls

Removing Barriers to Success

Making it easy to get to school, stay in school and access the necessary supports ensures more kids overcome the barriers to success and get the education they need to reach their potential. Projects in this area include:

Mentors: Providing a positive adult role model to lean on
Success Coaches:
Support for youth returning to or at risk of dropping out of school
Transportation: Providing bus passes or tickets so youth can attend school
Volunteer Tutors: Volunteers offering free math tutoring
WiseGuyz:Ā Strength-based, comprehensive positive relationship program for boys

Bringing Youth Back to School

Supporting youth in returning to school, navigating the system and connecting to the supports they need to be successful ensures more kids can continue with their education and building their futures. We bring youth back using the following:

Call Backs: Personally inviting youth to return to school and providing tools to be successful
Detour: An accelerated, adult learning environment for older youth who face significant barriers to high school graduation and transitioning to a career
Encore Success Coach: Connecting youth who have dropped out to support, high school and alternative learning options
High School Success Coaches: Support for youth returning to or at risk of dropping out of school

Encouraging Varied Learning & Career Options

By learning what matters to youth, we can help them achieve their personal, educational and professional goals. This includes sharing information on a variety of career options and helping kids get onto the right path to get there. Projects in this area include:

Career Talks: Career specific presentations introducing youth to a variety of different careers
World of Choices: One day career forum for high school girls

Engaging the right partners is key to making progress.
Key Community Partners
  • United Way of Calgary and Area
    • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Calgary
      • Boys & Girls Clubs of Calgary
        • Burns Memorial Fund
          • Calgary Board of Education
            • Calgary Catholic School District
              • Calgary Sexual Health Centre
                • Calgary Youth Justice Society
                  • Junior Achievement of Southern Alberta
                    • The City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre
                      • YMCA of Calgary
                        • Youth Central
                        Education & System Partners
                        • Alberta Education
                          • Alberta Health Services
                            • Bow Valley College
                              • Calgary Police Service
                                • SAIT Polytechnic
                                  • Community Agencies
School Partners
  • Bishop Grandin High School
    • Bishop McNally High School
      • Bishop O'Byrne High School
        • Bowness High School
          • Central Memorial High School
            • Chinook Learning Services, including Encore
              • Crescent Heights High School
                • Discovering Choices
                  • Father Lacombe High School
                    • Forest Lawn High School
                      • Jack James High School
                        • James Fowler High School
                          • John G. Diefenbaker High School
                            • Lord Beaverbrook High School
                              • Notre Dame High School
                                • Robert Thirsk High School
                                  • Sir Winston Churchill High School
                                    • St. Anne Academic Centre
                                      • St. Francis High School
                                        • St. Mary's High School
                                        Government Partners
                                        • Alberta Government
                                          • Government of Canada
                                            • The City of Calgary
                                            Founding Corporate Partners
                                            • Devon Canada Corporation
                                              • Fluor
                                                • Imperial
Corporate Partners (contributed $50,000 or more)
  • Canadian Pacific
    • Enerplus
      • Macquarie Capital Markets Canada Ltd.
        • Nordstrom
          • Shaw Charity Classic
            • Trilogy Energy Corporation
              • Vista Projects
              Individual Philanthropists (contributed $100,000 or more)
              • Bill and Nancy Andrew
                • David and Leslie Bissett
                  • The Borgland Family
                    • Rick Braund
                      • The Carrera Foundation
                        • Michael and Heather Culbert
                          • Lorne and Patricia Gordon
                            • Jim and Susan Hill
                              • Bob and Michele Michaleski
                                • Poelzer Family Foundation
                                  • Mike and Sue Rose
                                    • Bill and Sharon Siebens
                                      • Mac and Susan Van Wielingen
                                        • Two Anonymous Donors
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