There are many ways to take action for youth. Below are a few options to get involved and give back through All In for Youth. For more information email Heather Innes, Lead Volunteers.
Mentors are essential for many youth as they work to complete their schooling and prepare for their futures. As a mentor, you will help a young person develop personal awareness, new skills, connections and future aspirations.
Location: All quadrants; school or community-based. Proximity is a factor in matching.
Clearance Required: Calgary Police Services Check and Alberta Child & Family Services Check.
Screening & Training: You receive 30 minutes of online training after expressing your interest. This is followed by a scheduled in-person interview and pre-match training (about 90 minutes). Further training and development opportunities are provided following a successful match.
Commitment: 6 – 8 hours a month for a minimum of one year. We recommend in-person contact twice a month, in addition to virtual contact via email, Skype, text messaging and/or social networks.
Note: It can take 2+ months to work through the application, clearance and training process.
Help high school students improve their math and study skills – but be prepared to be more than a tutor! You will be a positive adult in the lives of youth, offering encouragement and inspiration to participants, all of whom were selected based on academic and financial need and motivation to succeed.
Location: All quadrants; community-based, with locations at Shawnessy YMCA, Saddletowne YMCA, Eau Claire YMCA, Crowfoot YMCA, Father Lacombe High School, and Forest Lawn High School. Proximity is a factor in matching.
Clearance Required: Calgary Police Services Check, including vulnerable sector search and Child Welfare Check (completed with YMCA staff assistance).
Screening & Training: Free 12-hour Renert Centre high school math refresher (four 3-hour sessions offered at the beginning of each semester) and mandatory YMCA Calgary Child Protection Policy & Orientation (6 hours), typically offered twice in September and twice in February.
Commitment: Weekly after school shifts of 2 hours for at least one school year (approximately 10 months). Day of the week and time are dependent upon location.