The Importance of Mentors in the Lives of Youth in Care

On November 7, 2014, representatives and friends of the Alberta Mentoring Partnership’s Youth in Care and Mentoring Committee attended the Alberta Foster Parent Association 41st Annual Conference in Jasper to present on the importance of mentoring in the lives of youth in care. Representing a cross section of service providers, mentors and youth in care, the panel shared their experiences with mentoring and learned new perspectives to inform the work being done to enhance mentoring services for youth in care. It was a pleasure to be involved!

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Presenters and representatives of the Alberta Mentoring Partnership Youth In Care and Mentoring Committee pause to smile during their presentation at the Alberta Foster Parent Association Conference in November. L-R: Del Graff, Child and Youth Advocate; Stephen Kaiswatum, Youth Representative; Peter Smyth, Edmonton & Area Child & Family Services; Rhonda Barraclough, Alberta Association of Services for Children and Families; Eric Storey, Mentor; and David Rust, Society for Safe and Caring Schools & Communities.