The Mentorship Program introduces immigrant youth (grades 10 – 12) to Calgary, Canada and pairs them with mentors who are successfully integrated.  Offering a wealth of resources and services, the goal of this program is to help newcomers achieve their personal, social, and academic goals, as well as better understand the Canadian school systems and communities.  Our mentors provide a support system by offering school tours, translation, and friendship.

We offer after-school programs during the school year (at select school locations) where newcomer youth can:

  • Participate in fun group activities and field trips
  • Make new friends
  • Develop life skills
  • Practice speaking English in a safe and respectful environment
  • Build teamwork skills
  • Enhance leadership abilities and confidence
  • Learn about Canada and Calgary
  • Meet inspiring community speakers and leaders

The program consists of three main components, along with two unique summer orientation programs to prepare newcomer youth for the upcoming school year. These are:

 

Being a peer mentor helps me explore new things such as leading other people, and it helps me find my own identity. I helped newcomers by giving them a school tour, showing them classes, and acquainting them with the school so that they won’t feel lonely. From this experience, I learned how to communicate with newcomers, how to lead our peers and build confidence. Helping newcomers helps me improve in my speaking, especially English.

Email us at mentorship@cbfy.ca to learn more about this program or to register!

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