Youth In Care

Youth In Care

Overview: is an inclusive youth mentoring program designed to give young people the confidence to achieve more. The Youth in Care Program pairs youth with positive, understanding adults who encourage them to find strength from within. Founded on the belief that people are empowered through consistent and supportive relationships, this program is focused on young people who have had involvement with Children Services and could be living in alternate arrangements such as Foster Homes, Group Homes or Kinship placements. There are two options for volunteers: 1) one-to-one, and 2) group.

ONE TO ONE
Mentees: Between 6 and 24 years old who are/were involved with Child & Family Services

Mentors: Anyone over 18 who is sensitive other cultures, backgrounds, life circumstances, anyone who feels they can relate to a youth who identifies with some of the above.

Minimum Commitment: On average 3 hours every week or every second week

Availability: Edmonton

Where & When: In the community, evenings and/or weekends

GROUP
Mentees: Between 10 and 17 years old who are/were involved with Child & Family Services

Mentors: Anyone over 24 who is sensitive other cultures, backgrounds, life circumstances, anyone who feels they can relate to a youth who identifies with some of the above.

Minimum Commitment: 2 hours per week for a minimum of one year

Availability: Edmonton

Where & When: Group takes place at our McCauley Club on the same day each week