School Network

Teen Mentoring in Schools

Are you looking for a way to develop healthy relationships and leadership for your students while also supporting their mental wellbeing?

Teen mentoring:

    • helps create connections;
    • has been shown to increase academic achievement;
    • supports positive mental health, and
    • decreases unhealthy behaviours in both the 'mentor' and 'mentee'.

AMP offers a variety of opportunities to develop and strengthen teen mentoring in schools which is supported by a grant from an anonymous funder in partnership with the AMP.

The objective is to support school-based mentoring educators and mentoring organizations across the province and to provide the framework for a sustainable teen mentoring network.

Through ongoing engagement, participants will come together to share their experiences, successes, challenges and recommendations in regards to school-based mentoring.

Upcoming Webinars

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Previous Teen Mentoring in Schools Webinars

Highlighting Stories from the Field

About the Session AUDIENCE: K-12 Educators, Support Staff, Administrators, and Counsellors are encouraged to attend. Teen mentorship programs support connections between a mentor and a mentee. Each mentoring story is different and inspiring. Join us as our guests spend time highlighting stories from the field and share how the mentoring effect has impacted youth in their schools. We’d love to hear your teen mentoring stories too!

About the Presenter(s) Caroline Gosling recently retired after 35 years as an educator with Edmonton Public Schools. During that time she taught at elementary, junior and senior high, was a behaviour consultant, a principal at four different schools and spent time seconded to both Alberta Children's Services and Alberta Education with a focus on supporting students who are vulnerable and creating welcoming, caring, respectful and safe learning environments. During her last secondment Caroline's main area of focus was mentoring, including supporting the Alberta Mentoring Partnership and setting up a Corporate Mentoring initiative at Alberta Education. For the last five years, Caroline has been a Big Sister and learned about mentoring from the 'inside'.

Mentor Recruitment

Mentor recruitment is the process of promoting your mentoring initiative to potential mentors. It involves creating a strategy to attract participants (mentors) who can help guide mentees. The success of your mentoring initiative relies significantly on the quality of your mentors. Join us as we uncover different strategies to recruit mentors, both adults and teens, to your mentorship initiative.

About the Presenter(s) Caroline Gosling recently retired after 35 years as an educator with Edmonton Public Schools. During that time she taught at elementary, junior and senior high, was a behaviour consultant, a principal at four different schools and spent time seconded to both Alberta Children’s Services and Alberta Education with a focus on supporting students who are vulnerable and creating welcoming, caring, respectful and safe learning environments. During her last secondment Caroline’s main area of focus was mentoring, including supporting the Alberta Mentoring Partnership and setting up a Corporate Mentoring initiative at Alberta Education. For the last five years, Caroline has been a Big Sister and learned about mentoring from the ‘inside’.

Resource Spotlight for Teen Mentoring

AMP provides access to mentoring resources, toolkits, training materials, and research to help school and agency partners deliver excellent mentorship programming. Come check out the updated Teen Mentoring Toolkit, Framework for Building Mentoring Relationships in Schools and the new Indigenous Mentoring Tools

About the Presenter(s) Caroline Gosling recently retired after 35 years as an educator with Edmonton Public Schools. During that time she taught at elementary, junior and senior high, was a behaviour consultant, a principal at four different schools and spent time seconded to both Alberta Children’s Services and Alberta Education with a focus on supporting students who are vulnerable and creating welcoming, caring, respectful and safe learning environments. During her last secondment Caroline’s main area of focus was mentoring, including supporting the Alberta Mentoring Partnership and setting up a Corporate Mentoring initiative at Alberta Education. For the last five years, Caroline has been a Big Sister and learned about mentoring from the ‘inside’.

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“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.”