Please Welcome Michelle Anderson-Draper, AMP Provincial Coordinator!
Michelle is excited to join the Alberta Mentoring Partnership (AMP) team as the new Provincial Coordinator. A commitment to promoting mentoring is a natural fit for her as Michelle believes all children should have the supports they need to succeed. Her work over the years with government and community demonstrates a commitment to making that a reality. As the Community Coordinator with the North East Edmonton Early Childhood Development Coalition, Michelle promotes the role of community in helping to give kids the best start in life. In her work as an educator, recently completing her Education after Degree, Michelle applies the Framework for Student Learning to her teaching to ensure students become engaged thinkers and ethical citizens. Michelle holds the professional designation of Credentialed Evaluator. She was a member of the Provincial Protocol Framework for Success in School for Children and Youth in Care team and received the Premier’s Award of Excellence for her work with Alberta Human Services. Working as part of AMP to increase mentoring capacity across Alberta aligns perfectly with her commitment to ensuring successful outcomes for all children.
Interested in learning more about the AMP team? Click here!
MENTOR & Rocket21 Announce a New On-line Platform to Enhance Mentor/Mentee Relationships
MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership and youth social network Rocket21, the only social networking platform designed to safely connect kids and teens with communities of professionals and experts representing leading institutions and brands around the world, today announced the launch of a new tool to assist mentoring professionals and mentors in supporting youth.
The program, Rocket21 Mentor Exclusives, will help mentors and mentoring programs learn more about the strengths, interests, and passions of the youth they mentor. The free online resource provides content, activities, promotions, and contests to support mentored youth in exploring their strengths and interests with professionals from hundreds of fields. Youth mentees are invited to share their Rocket21 interest profiles and activities with their mentors, as a tool for sparking discussion and helping to identify opportunities that may excite and inspire each unique mentee. A special landing page at rocket21.com/mentors provides mentors and mentoring programs with information about the resource, as well as offering access to Rocket21.com. Exclusive content and opportunities for mentees are available at rocket21.com/myfuture.
““For more than 20 years, MENTOR has worked to increase the number of youth in quality mentoring relationships around the country to help them succeed at home, school and ultimately work,” noted David Shapiro, President and CEO of MENTOR. “We’re excited to help Rocket21 apply its state-of-the-art tools to support mentees in strength-based activities to explore their futures, while providing mentors with information to help them better understand their mentees’ unique interests and passions. “
“Rocket21 is all about helping youth to explore their futures with a growing network of authentic experts and professionals,” added Jodell Seagrave, President and COO, Rocket21. “We’re delighted to provide exclusive incentives, rewards, and opportunities for kids in mentoring relationships, and to help mentors learn more about the hopes and dreams of the kids they’re inspiring.”
About MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership
MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership is the unifying champion for expanding quality youth mentoring relationships in the United States. MENTOR’s goal is to help young people by driving investment of time and money in high impact mentoring and promoting quality mentoring through the development and delivery of standards, cutting-edge research and state-of-the-art tools.
Rocket21 is the only social networking platform designed to safely connect kids and teens with professionals and experts representing industries, professions, passions, and movements that span the globe. Rocket21 provides unprecedented access to world-class experts and organizations while protecting them with a combination of state-of-the-art, real-time filtering and human moderation, extensive safety and security precautions, and a specialized infrastructure designed to keep kids safe. For media inquiries, please contact media relations at email@example.com. Like Rocket21 on Facebookand follow @Rocket21 on Twitter. For more information, visit rocket21.com.
Gay Foster Kids’ Discrimination Battle Heats Up In States
An interesting article shares that discrimination against gay and lesbian youths in foster care is prevalent enough in the United States that federal health officials sent a letter in 2011 encouraging states to develop training for caseworkers and foster parents on the issue. Advocates in a handful of states including Florida, California, Connecticut, Illinois and Massachusetts have increased efforts to train caseworkers, recruit foster parents and assign mentors. Read more about the opportunities they’re creating and the barriers they face by clicking here.
Bursaries For Key Staff / Volunteers
National Mentoring Symposium 2013
Provided through a generous grant from
The Alberta Mentoring Partnership has a limited number of bursaries to allow staff / key volunteers to attend this event.
The applicant organization must be located in ALBERTA.
Priorities will be given to mentoring programs located in rural & remote communities throughout Alberta as well as programs supporting Aboriginal or Newcomer communities.
We are accepting and reviewing applications until the Bursary fund has been expended.
Applications are accepted on a first-come first-served basis.
(*Note: This is a .PDF application. Remember to go to File / Save before closing the application)
Submit applications to: Provincial Coordinator
Michelle Anderson Draper firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth Leadership Forum
Banff Centre November 5-7, 2013
Youth will have an opportunity to attend Keynote Sessions with speakers including Tom Jackson, Michael Unger and Max Valiqutette as well as presenting their perspective on the future of mentoring to the symposium attendees. In addition, youth will participate in a reception hosted by The Honorable Alison Redford, Premier of Alberta!
The forum will be designed to have a twofold benefit for youth;
- Garner feedback from youth attendees about what mentoring should look like for the next 100 years
- Increasing the knowledge base of youth with respect to mentoring and developing leadership and communication skills
Youth aged 15 – 22 from across Alberta with a particular interest in community engagement and mentoring are encouraged to apply. 25 youth will be selected to attend with all costs associated with travel and conference attendance covered by grants from our generous sponsor.
- A. Applications are due September 27, 2013
- B. Confirmations will be sent to successful applicants on October 4, 2013
Human Resources and Finance Coordinator
The Society for Safe and Caring Schools & Communities is a not-for-prof it organization dedicated to preventing bullying and violence and supporting child, youth & community wellbeing. Our Society is looking for a qualified person to be the Human Resources and Finance Coordinator (.8 FTE).
The key responsibilities of this position will include:
· Preparing monthly and year-end financials, variance analyses, cash flow reports and annual budgets, GST returns, annual charity reports, quarterly and annual funding reports and government reports.
· Managing A/P, A/R, payroll and investments.
· Preparing for annual audit by completing year-end work papers and supporting auditors.
· Prepare and maintain job documentation including job descriptions and a position management system
· In consultation with the Executive Director post position competitions, review and evaluate resumes, interview position applicants and reference candidates
· Ensure human resource data is managed according to standards and privacy policies (i.e. HR employee files)
· Reporting to the Executive Director.
The successful candidate will have:
· Degree or Diploma in the field of accounting and/or finance.
· A minimum of 2 years experience in an accounting or finance role.
· Proven planning, analytical and organizational skills are required as well as the ability to manage a number of priorities at the same time.
· Further, candidates must be capable of performing in a team environment, have excellent inter-personal skills and be comfortable in meeting established timelines/deadlines.
In addition to an excellent work environment, flexible works days are available and a competitive salary, ranging between $40,000 and $44,000.
Please forward your resume to email@example.com, by July 25, 2013.
No phone calls please.
All applicants are thanked for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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