The Afterschool Programs offers a continuum of high quality services to meet the social, emotional and academic needs of immigrant and refugee youth. We follow the four aspects of The Circle of Courage by providing a safe space for youth to be supported and empowered as they progress through grades 1 – 12.
Programs are delivered during the school year to selected schools, housing complexes and public libraries throughout Calgary, and run once a week for two hours after school.
The Afterschool Program offers 4 main components:
“The Afterschool Program strives to build a sense of belonging for immigrant and refugee children youth in both their schools and their community. Through lesson plans, field trips, guest speakers, and public community events, the Afterschool Program looks to connect these children and youth to different resources and information about Canada; further encouraging personal success, and increased participation and involvement in both their school and community.” – Samantha Meza-Tejada, Afterschool Program Manager