The Alberta Mentoring Partnership (AMP) is a network of community mentoring agencies, government and youth working together to raise the profile of mentoring in Alberta. We exist to help schools and mentoring agencies meet the needs of the youth they serve.
AMP provides access to mentoring resources, toolkits, training materials, and research to help school and agency partners deliver excellent mentorship programming.
AMP is co-led by the Government of Alberta (Children’s Services and Education) and Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters (BGCBigs) of Edmonton and Area.
Created in 2008, the partnership now consists of 177+ school and agency members, including government ministries, government-funded organizations, community youth-serving agencies, schools and school authorities, faith organizations, and service clubs.
Together we work to:
- Help young people achieve success in school and develop job-ready skills
- Increase awareness of the importance of mentoring
- Attract mentors
- Reduce barriers to potential mentors becoming involved
- Build capacity of small mentoring programs to operate efficiently and effectively
- Develop and deliver province-wide high quality mentoring resources
- Increase mentoring opportunities for priority youth populations (Indigenous, immigrant and refugee, youth in care, youth in rural/remote communities)
- Grow opportunities for mentors to give back to their community through volunteering and corporate mentoring partnerships
- Expand awareness of the benefits of both formal and informal methods of mentoring
- Validate the importance of Natural Supports in creating vibrant, healthy communities
“We acknowledge that we are on and support Mentoring for Youth in the traditional territories across Alberta of the many First Nations from Treaty 6,7,& 8, the Métis of the 8 Alberta Settlements, and Inuit people whose footsteps have marked these lands for centuries.”