Providing children with the right kinds of experiences at the right times is critical to their development. Alberta’s schools can build strong brains and strong citizens by connecting children with well-trained mentors who can support them as they learn and grow. Mentoring is an invaluable service provided by caring schools and community organizations across Alberta.
At its most basic level, mentoring assures a young person that there are adults who care about them and can help them deal with day-to-day challenges.
The Alberta Mentoring Partnership is dedicated to the success of mentoring organizations and programs across the province. We offer tools and resources to help mentors contribute to children’s better health and well-being.
Mentoring is a powerful way of lending support to a young person by teaching skills, listening to their perspectives and creating a sense of belonging.
Research tells us that children need a positive adult influence (like a mentor) in their lives. Children who engage with adults in developmentally supportive ways are:
Alberta’s success depends on all of our contributions to the well-being of children. Spending as little as an hour a week with a young person can make a difference to them and to Alberta’s future.
The entire province benefits from mentors’ involvement in the community and with our children.