Bursaries For Key Staff / Volunteers
National Mentoring Symposium 2013
Provided through a generous grant from
Family and Community Support Services Association of Alberta (FCSSAA)
The Alberta Mentoring Partnership has a limited number of bursaries to allow staff / key volunteers to attend this event.
The applicant organization must be located in ALBERTA.
Priorities will be given to mentoring programs located in rural & remote communities throughout Alberta as well as programs supporting Aboriginal or Newcomer communities.
We are accepting and reviewing applications until the Bursary fund has been expended.
Applications are accepted on a first-come first-served basis.
Submit applications to: Provincial Coordinator
Michelle Anderson Draper firstname.lastname@example.org
The Youth Mentoring Leadership Forum
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will be held in conjunction with the National Mentoring Symposium taking place at the Banff Centre Nov 5-7, 2013
Youth will have an opportunity to attend Keynote Sessions with speakers including Tom Jackson, Michael Unger and Max Valiqutette as well as presenting their perspective on the future of mentoring to the symposium attendees. In addition, youth will participate in a reception hosted by The Honorable Alison Redford, Premier of Alberta!
The forum will be designed to have a twofold benefit for youth;
- Garner feedback from the youth about what mentoring should look like for the next 100 years
- Increasing their knowledge base with respect to mentoring and developing leadership and communication skills
More information can be found at http://www.nmsevent.ca/
High school aged 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.
- Applications forms will be available at www.albertamentors.ca beginning on June 28, 2013
- Applications are due September 27, 2013
- Confirmations will be sent to successful applicants on October 4, 2013
For more information, please feel free to contact us through the following link: http://www.albertamentors.ca/admin/Contentx/default.cfm?h=-1&PageId=10980
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Promoting Inclusion, Learning and Meaningful Relationships Using Peer Support Strategies
Promoting Inclusion, Learning and Meaningful Relationships Using Peer Support Strategies Workshop
From left to right: Ann Gardner (Alberta Education), Dr. Erik Carter (Speaker), Sue Bell (Alberta Education), Mike Dreimanis (Alberta Education).
The Society for Safe and Caring Schools & Communities: Peer Mentoring Initiatives
AMP will be launching a Parent Portal in the upcoming future with online resources for parents of children and youth. Below are links to two interesting resources that will be linked in the Parent Portal:
A Government of Alberta website that informs adults how to teach kids to think critically when sharing information online.
A well-done video for kids based on the book “My Body Belongs to Me,” by Jill Starishevsky. This video is a tool for educating children, parents and educators about sexual abuse.
Principal Got Rid of Security Guards and then Something Unbelievable Happened
Where most people saw a “drop out factory” and “career killer,” Andrew Bott saw a school with potential.
Bott was the sixth principal in seven years when he took the job at Orchard Gardens, a failing K-8 school in Roxbury, Massachusetts. He proceeded to eliminate the school’s security infrastructure and used the money to jumpstart the school’s arts program. It now has one of the fastest improvement rates in the state, and students feel more safe, not less.
It just goes to show what can happen when a school invests in their students.
Watch a report on the school by clicking here .
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