Mentoring as an early intervention: A proactive approach to youth homelessness with David French, A Way Home

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Did you know that your youth mentoring program actually acts as a protective factor against youth homelessness? In addition to the multitude of other positive academic and social outcomes that a quality mentoring relationship provides, the role of a mentor in growing natural supports and resilience in a young person was identified as an important Early Intervention in the recently …

Mary Lee Block, Forensic Adolescent Program: Innovative Mentoring Programs: Supporting Youth Involved in the Legal System with a Mental Health Diagnosis

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Healthy habits and healthy relationships are essential for all youth, especially those with more complex needs. How does your mentoring program support wrap-around service supports, and how can you better work together with partners? The Forensic Adolescent Program is an Alberta Health Services program for adolescent youth who are involved in the legal system and have a mental health diagnosis. …

Interview with Liz O’Neill, Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters Edmonton & Area

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Welcome to the Alberta Mentoring Partnership Mentoring Minute Podcast. In today’s episode, we are joined by Liz O’Neill who, among other roles, is a Co-Chair of the Alberta Mentoring Partnership, and Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton & Area. Many of our listeners know Liz and have likely crossed paths along the journey with her. But for …

Mark Cabaj: ‘Evaluating Complex Community-Based Initiatives: Emerging Practices’

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On today’s episode to the Alberta Mentoring Partnership Mentoring Minute Podcast, we feature a special cross-promotion of Mark Cabaj’s June 3rd, 2019 public lecture at the Art Gallery of Alberta called “Evaluating Complex Community-Based Initiatives: Emerging Practices” recorded by our friends at the Evaluation Capacity Network. If you don’t know Mark, you want to know Mark. He’s worked across Canada …

Youth Workplace Mentoring Opportunity Mapping Workbook

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What is Youth Workplace Mentoring? A Youth Workplace Mentoring Program (commonly referred to a Corporate Mentoring Program) is a relationship between a mentoring organization and a business that results in the creation of a Youth Workplace Mentoring Program between employees and kids. The program offers mentoring organizations the opportunity to recruit employees as volunteer mentors and gives businesses a means …

Best Practices for Intergenerational Mentoring: A conversation with LINKages

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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 to share their gifts and experiences …

LGBTQ2S+ Youth Facing Barriers: PRISM program. Scott Grace, BBBS Calgary

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Scott Grace recently joined us at AMP Learning Day and helped challenge us with thoughtful tips and insights gained from front line service. The webinar format will provide an opportunity for you to ask questions, so feel free to review his presentation link below and get ready for an exciting, interactive dialogue! PRISM (Pride, Respect, Identity, Safety, Mentoring) PRISM mentoring …

STARTING A MENTORING PROGRAM 101: Creating a Quality, Community-Based Mentoring Program – Episode 31

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Quality mentoring is mentoring that produces significant, lasting, positive outcomes for mentees. It is responsible, ethical, effective mentoring. Mentoring programs come in all shapes and sizes, but some key components help to ensure excellence and that the needs of the mentee, volunteer mentor, organization and community are fulfilled. This document contains steps to support the development and implementation of a …

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 …

Unveiling the High School Teen Mentoring Activity Book - MentoringMinute Podcast

Unveiling the High School Teen Mentoring Activity Book – Episode 29

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Unveiling the High School Teen Mentoring Activity Book     The High School Mentoring Activity Book is the result of multi-year pilot by Advanced Education, in partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton Area, and supported by Alberta Education. This activity book is designed to be used with the High School Teen Mentoring Handbook, which …