Mentoring for Youth and Young Adults from Care (MYYAC) Project

MYYAC is a project to provide Child Intervention (CI) and Transition to Adulthood Program (TAP) clients – regardless of their location in Alberta – access to quality, consistent mentoring that helps them define and work toward their goals and pursue their dreams for the future. Through the project, AMP will arrive at a coordinated, integrated provincial mentoring approach that is supported by three foundations:

• A network of service providers across Alberta offering CI and TAP clients consistent, quality mentoring supports.
• A provincial pool of engaged, trained mentors that foster Developmental Relationships with their matched mentee(s).
• Tailored training and resources to build the capacity of mentoring service providers and mentors to meet the needs of youth and young adults in and transitioning from care, including ensuring Indigenous youth and young adults are connected to Indigenous community and learn Indigenous ways of being and knowing.

The term of this project is from April 1, 2022 – March 31, 2025

AMP is currently working with three pilot sites across the province to provide mentoring programming for youth and young adults from care:

• Big Brothers Big Sisters – Calgary
• Boys and Girls Club Big Brothers Big Sisters (BGCBigs) – Edmonton
• Youth HQ – Red Deer

Other organizations from around the province will be joining this project and providing mentoring support by September 2023.

Please see the link below for additional information regarding increased funding support for TAP.