Bent Arrow’s Coyote Pride Program, Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters Edmonton and Area , Big Brothers Big Sisters Calgary and area, and AMP have come together to bring awareness to Indigenous Mentoring!
Mentoring organizations throughout Alberta are currently looking for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Mentors to mentor an Indigenous child or youth.
There are over 50 children and youth currently on waitlists (in Edmonton and Calgary at our Youth-serving agencies) who have said they are hoping for an Indigenous mentor to be matched with them. Some have been waiting for over 2 years!
There are also in-school mentoring opportunities, like with Bent Arrow’s Coyote Pride Program where Indigenous and non-Indigenousadults and/or older children can mentor younger Indigenous children. Families can mentor together and support
Indigenous Youth in their community.
Our Indigenous Youth need mentors, Indigenous and non-Indigenous. Research shows that mentored Youth are more likely to develop resiliency, achieve success in education, work, and make positive life choices. Let’s lift our Youth up by mentoring them!