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.

Email us at to learn more about the Afterschool Programs or to register!

Our Goal: Immigrant youth are empowered to participate and lead a fulfilling life in Canada.

“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.”

Bridge Club

Helps immigrant youth develop skills and confidence to overcome language, cultural, and social barriers. Focus on social-emotional development and a sense of belonging.  We help students enrolled in the program to advance their understanding of Canadian culture, increase self-esteem and confidence, improve English language skills, make new friends and increase in-school participation.

TUE: Colonel J. Fred Scott School, 3-5 pm; Crossing Park School, 2:30-4:30 pm; St. Martha School, 3-5 pm.
WED: Ranchlands School, 3:50-5:45 pm; St Damien School, 2:45-4:45 pm; St. Matthew School, 3:10-5:15 pm.
THU: Beddington Heights School, 2:30-4:30 pm; Penbrooke Meadows School, 3-4:45 pm; Saint Rose of Lima Jr High School, 3-5 pm.
FRI: Applewood Housing, 4-6 pm; Cedar Court Hub, 4-6 pm; West Dover School, 4-6 pm.

NxtGen Junior High

Supports immigrant youth develop confidence, leadership, and resilience skills. NxtGen participants learn critical and practical skills that will help them adjust to teenage life, build a sense of responsibility, grow confidence, feel empowered to succeed.

MON: Annie Gale School, 2:45-4:45 pm; Sir John A. Macdonald School, 3-5 pm.
TUE: Crossing Park School, 2:45-4:45 pm; St. Martha School, 3:15-5:15 pm.
WED: Bishop Kidd School, 3-5 pm; Father Scollen Catholic School, 3:30-5:30 pm.
THU: Saint Rose of Lima Jr High School, 3:15-5:15 pm.

NxtGen Homework Club

NxtGen Homework Club is a youth program for senior high students that seeks to improve academic performance, increase social supports, and engage newcomer and immigrant youth in their schools and community. Students in the program have an opportunity to receive one-on-one and group academic support in the following subjects: Mathematics, Science, English, Social Studies, ESL. Students improve study skills to supplement their classes, grow in personal confidence, receive support with post-secondary and scholarship applications and are provided with opportunities to volunteer.

TUE: Bishop McNally High School 3:30-6 pm; Forest Lawn High School 3:30-6 pm.
WED: Father Lacombe High School 3:45-6:15 pm; Lester B. Pearson High School 3:45-6:15 pm;
THU Nelson Mandela High School 3-5:30 pm.

Library Homework Club

Free homework support for newcomer children and youth in grades 1-9.

To register, contact or call (403) 560-9263.

MON: Saddletowne Library (7555 Falconridge Boulevard NE), 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
TUE: Judith Umbach Library (6617 Centre St N, Calgary), 3:30-5:30 pm.
WED: Village Square Library (2623 56 St NE), 3:30-5:30 pm.


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