The RBC Youth Empowerment Program focuses on personal growth and academic support in all core subjects. The program seeks to help students become independent learners, improve grades, build social skills, develop confidence, and promotes the importance of post-secondary education. The program encourages students to believe in themselves and their future goals and gives them an opportunity to meet friends and build a sense of belonging in a safe and inclusive environment.

This program is delivered for 2.5 hours after school at John G. Diefenbaker High School from Monday to Friday.

This program seeks to help students:

  • Increase their grades
  • Practice English language skills
  • Improve reading and writing skills
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Explore Canadian culture
  • Tour post-secondary campuses
  • Win scholarships
  • Build friendships

Contact, 403.988.1567 to learn more about this program or to register.

John G. Diefenbaker High School (Room 220).
MON-THU: 3:50 – 5:50pm
FRI: 2:20  – 4:20 pm


My name is Candy Serrano; I am 16 and a student at John G. Diefenbaker and have lived in Calgary for the past 7 years.  I have participated in the Youth Empowerment Program going on five years.  This program gives me many opportunities… because of this program, I have more confidence and have developed leadership skills. This program is my community, and I cherish it. RBC Youth Empowerment Program makes a difference in my life, and I am forever grateful.


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