Best Practices for Intergenerational Mentoring: A conversation with LINKages

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July 10th, 10am – 11am MDT What can your mentoring program learn about Intergenerational Programming? With changing demographics and ageing populations, more and more Alberta citizens are aging, and looking for a way to create strong, thriving and age-friendly communities. What can your mentoring program learn from existing successful Intergenerational programs? How can you support your youth and senior mentors …

REAL TALK WITH BROCK(U) Learnings from the Brock Healthy Youth Project

REAL TALK WITH BROCK(U) Learnings from the Brock Healthy Youth Project – Episode 30

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Adolescence often is characterized as a health paradox because it is a time of extensive increases in physical and mental capabilities, yet mortality and injury rates increase significantly from childhood to adolescence. In fact, the adolescent years may be a sensitive time for engagement in health-risk behaviours (e.g., substance use, physical inactivity, poor nutrition, risky sexual activity), which can have …

Let’s Talk Masculinity — Tips For Mentors

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“Supporting young people in exploring gender and navigating difference is an essential part of preparing them for an increasingly complex, global, interconnected society and workforce.”  MENTOR has recently released a new guide: “Conversations about Masculinity: How Mentors Can Support Young Men of Color” What do healthy expressions of manhood or masculinity mean to you? What did you think about the …

Tips to fit a Mentoring Program Into Your School Schedule 📅

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Wanting to start a mentoring program in your school is a great idea and there are many benefits to the mentees that contribute to positive outcomes for children and youth and for the mentors (learn more about these benefits in the Framework for Building Mentoring Relationships in Schools). Knowing that starting a mentoring program in your school is great, but …

Help Your Local School Start a Mentoring Program With This Tool

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The Framework for Building Mentoring Relationships in Schools is a resource for schools and school authorities that want to implement a mentoring initiative for children and youth who could benefit from being involved in a mentoring relationship.   This framework includes: an overview of possible approaches and models of school-based mentoring relationships ƒan outline of benefits for different models of mentoring …

REAL TALK WITH BROCK(U) Learnings from the Brock Healthy Youth Project

WEBINAR: REAL TALK WITH BROCK(U): Learnings from the Brock Healthy Youth Project

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WEBINAR March 20th, 12pm – 1PM MST Adolescence often is characterized as a health paradox because it is a time of extensive increases in physical and mental capabilities, yet mortality and injury rates increase significantly from childhood to adolescence. In fact, the adolescent years may be a sensitive time for engagement in health-risk behaviours (e.g., substance use, physical inactivity, poor …

More Males Mentoring: What Practices Have You Tried to Successfully Recruit More Men to Your Mentoring Program?

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The AMP is searching for 3-5 mentoring community program leaders to join the 3M (More Males Mentoring) Task Force to take place between February – June 2019. The meeting could include an in-person gathering as well as video or teleconferences with the goal of a completed resource toolkit by February 2020. To apply please email michael.janz@albertamentors.ca with a two or …

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13 Steps That Help Define A Quality Mentoring Program. Do you Complete all 13 Steps?

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The Alberta Mentoring Partnership has a multitude of tools and resources to help you create a mentoring program along with more specific resources to help bring your program to the next level, including considerations for creating mentoring programs for special populations. Get started now, and download the Creating a Quality, Community-Based Mentoring Program Toolkit. Quality mentoring is mentoring that produces …

Mentoring in the news, where is your story?

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#MENTORINGMONTH IN THE NEWS When mentoring is in the news anywhere, it helps make the case for mentoring everywhere. As #mentoringmonth draws to a close, help us reach 100 positive mentoring stories. Here are four that we’ve captured so far. It’s not too late! Did we miss yours? Big Brothers Big Sisters in need of volunteers: Medicine Hat News (January …