The Alberta Mentoring Partnership Presents at Camp fYrefly
Camp fYrefly, now in its 9th year, is an educational, social, and personal learning retreat for sexual and gender minority (LGBTTIQ) and allied youth of ages 14 to 24. It focuses on building and nurturing their leadership potential and personal resiliency in an effort to help them learn how to make significant contributions to their own lives and to their schools, home/group-home environments, and communities.
Highlights of actions identified by the youth during the ‘call to action’ included:
- I am going to try and be a mentor to the kid I babysit.
- Taking back all this information to my student council.
- I’m going to use my info to advise and assist several different friends.
- I’m going to support and change someone’s life.
- I’m going to apply this in everything I do in life. I’m going to take advantage of every opportunity to help.
- I will be more purposeful with my interactions with fellow campers.
- I am going to send my application/resume to Calgary Outlink to do phone support and help with the resource room!!
- I’m going to get people more involved in mentorship.
- Call BBBS!
- I’m going to pass this information to my church & school.
- Keep doing what I’m doing, but better and more often!
The Board of Directors has formed a Search Committee to be responsible for recruiting the new Executive Director. Any inquiries regarding this matter should be directed to Zoe Feldman, Director of Operations at email@example.com or by phone at 403-777-3530.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Calgary & Area
August 1, 2013
Forum: How Can the Mentoring Field Recruit More Male Mentors?
Check out the latest Forum on the Recruitment of Male Mentors at the Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring: http://chronicle.umbmentoring.org/forum-how-can-the-mentoring-field-recruit-more-male-mentors
November 5 – 7, 2013
Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta
- Visit the National Mentoring Symposium website for more information and to register: www.nmsevent.ca
- Apply for a bursary to attend the Symposium. Provided through a generous grant from the Family and Community Support Services Association of Alberta, The Alberta Mentoring Partnership has a limited number of bursaries to allow staff/key volunteers to attend this event. Download the application here
- Encourage youth, ages 15-22, to attend the Youth Leadership Forum. Youth 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. Download the application here
Alberta Mentoring Partnership