School Based Programs

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In School Mentoring

Our In-School Mentoring Program provides children with a role model and friend to talk to all from the familiar space of their own school. Children and youth ages 6-18 are provided with a mentor who will meet with them for an hour every week. Each meeting follows the “20-20-20 model,” which involves 20 minutes of getting to know each other, 20 minutes of school work support, and 20 minutes of your children or youth’s choice in activities. All mentors are fully screened and trained by our agency and contact with mentors is limited to the school setting only. 

Mentees: Kids between 6 and 18 who need extra support with their schoolwork.

Mentor: Anyone over 18 who would like to help a child do better in school

Minimum Commitment: 1 hour per week throughout the school year

Availability: We run in-school mentoring programs at schools in Edmonton and Sherwood Park.

When & Where: At the same time each week during the school day at school

Enrollment process 

If you’re new, please fill in the application form  and our staff will connect with your to complete the necessary registration. 

Please note that your child must attend one of the schools listed on the application to have an in-school mentor. If you are interested in our other mentoring opportunities, please click here to learn more about our Community Mentoring Programs.

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Out of School Time Programs
(All in For Youth)

We partner at 5 different schools in Edmonton to provide afterschool programs form the familiar space of your child’s own school. We runs programs Monday to Friday to provide children/youth with opportunities to connect with positive role models and peers, enjoy a healthy snack, and provide a variety of fun/educational activities. Additionally, we provide spring and summer break camps, as well as field trips! 

Kids served: Children and Youth ages 6-18

Cost: Free

Location: 

Delton Elementary School

Eastglen High School

John A McDougall Elementary School

Spruce Avenue Junior High School

St Alpohnsus Elementary and Junior High School

Enrollment process 

If you’re new, please fill in the application form and our staff will connect with you to complete the necessary registration. 

Please note that your child must attend one of the schools to attend the program. If you are interested in our other after school program opportunities, please click here to learn more about our Community Clubs 

Enrollment Process

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    Application Form

    Submit the online application form through the button below to enroll a child in either the Bigs program, netWORK, or Prism. Please indicate on the form which program you are interested in. If you would prefer to submit a paper application please contact Amerdep.

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    In-Person Interview and Training

    We’ll contact you to set up an in-person interview where we’ll get to know the child so we can match them to the best volunteer. The interview typically takes 2 hours. We will also complete the Training with you and your child in the same appointment. We go over important concepts like boundaries and healthy relationships to make sure they’re starting their match off right.

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    Matching

    This is when we find your child a volunteer who is going to be a good fit. When we meet for your interview, we will discuss timelines and factors in finding a match for your child.

Locations Served

Location: Edmonton, Strathcona County, Parkland County, Lac La Biche, Morinville, and St. Albert
Cost: FREE!

Questions?

Amerdep Deol

Community Based Supervisor