Boys & Girls Clubs of Calgary believe education is a vital component for children and youth to grow to be healthy, self-sufficient adults.
Through the variety of education programs we offer, Boys & Girls Clubs of Calgary supports children and youth to develop confidence and skills for life.
Hera is a specialized year round education program with supports for adolescent girls who are at risk of or are currently being sexually exploited. The program embraces a therapeutic, relationship-focused approach to help girls develop skills, commit to their education, and move forward in a positive direction.
Who can attend Hera?
- Females aged 13-17 years old
- At risk of or involved in sexual exploitation
- Willing to access the program and engage in all aspects
What does Hera provide?
- An academic classroom with learning supports
- Focused education around sexual exploitation
- Experiential learning opportunities
- In-home family support
- Mentorship opportunities
- Support and connection to community resources
- Referrals and access to therapy
How can you access Hera?
Call the program at 403-777-6990 ext. 29 to receive more information or download a Hera Program Referral Form
Food and Nutrition at School (FANS) provides breakfast and snacks to children in more than 160 schools in Calgary, helping to offset hunger’s negative effects on learning and emotional health.
Studies have shown that proper nutrition is crucial to the healthy development of children and youth. By providing basic nutritious food at school, our FANS program helps kids perform better in school increases the chances that kids will have positive relationships with others.
There are several ways you can help make a difference with the FANS program. Would you like to help provide hungry children in need? Donate here!
For more information on the 2016-2017 school year:
We are no longer accepting applications for the 2016-2017 school year. To be placed on our contact list for 2017-2018, please send an email to email@example.com.
Who can access the FANS program?
- Any separate or public school that recognizes a need is eligible for the program.
- Once the need has been recognized, our staff works to create a strong partnership with the school and their volunteers to operate this vital program.
Why access the FANS program?
- FANS provides breakfast and snack items free of charge for Calgary school children in need.
- Studies have shown that proper nutrition is crucial to the healthy development of children and youth.
- By providing basic nutritious food at school, our FANS program helps to increase the chances kids will perform better in school and have positive relationships with others.
All In For Youth is a city wide initiative focused on school completion. The initiative aims to reduce the high school dropout rate in Calgary.
This is a United Way led initiative involving community partners, corporate partners and philanthropic investors. Boys & Girls Clubs of Calgary is fortunate to be one of those community partners.
The key focuses of All In For Youth are to keep Calgary’s youth in school, bring youth back to school and set up youth for success to continue their education. All In For Youth strives to connect youth to positive adults, remove barriers to success and to continue to change attitudes and behaviours.
For more information on All In For Youth, visit the United Way Website at:
Click here to see what Calgary Schools offer All In For Youth
- Forest Lawn High School
- Lord Beaverbrook High School
- Discovering Choices Marlborough
- Discovering Choices Downtown
- James Fowler High School
- Jack James High School
- Bowness High School
- Bishop McNally High School
- Father Lacombe High School
- St Anne’s High School
- St Mary’s High School
- Bishop Grandin High School
Math Minds at Boys & Girls Clubs of Calgary is strengthening numeracy skills among children from grade one to six, through JUMP Math tutoring within our Clubs. The goal of the program is to support every child in the Math Minds program to enjoy math and excel at it by boosting confidence through success.
JUMP Math is a Canadian registered charity, working to create a more numerate society. JUMP Math’s mission is to enhance the potential in children by encouraging an understanding and a love of math.
JUMP Math believes that all children can be led to think mathematically, and that, with even a modest amount of attention, every child will flourish.
By demonstrating that even children who are failing math or who are labeled as slow learners can excel at math, JUMP hopes to dispel the myth that Math is just too hard for many to learn.
JUMP has been available at our Community Clubs for the past 3 years. In our Community Clubs, staff use JUMP Math philosophy and materials to integrate a variety of games, activities, extensions and enriched units, which students use to explore, practice, apply and extend mathematical skills and concepts.
Each child is encouraged to understand key Math concepts and to close gaps in their understanding. More importantly, they are led to see themselves as competent, confident mathematicians and gain enthusiasm for the subject. Math can be fun!
How is JUMP Math accessed?
- JUMP Math is a registered program in Boys & Girls Club of Calgary.
- Each Club in the city makes a decision about which JUMP Math levels to offer in each block (term), based on perceived interest and need in the community. The levels of JUMP Math materials are Grades 1&2, Grades 3&4, Grades 5&6 and Grades 7&8.
- Some Clubs offer JUMP Math as an after-school program, while others offer evening or Saturday sessions.
- Some of our clubs run the JUMP Math program with 2 levels combined or with 2 levels offered separately on different days.
- A maximum number of registrations is identified by each Club, based on the available adult-to-child ratio.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Calgary delivers a multi-faceted education program called Raising the Grade, aimed at increasing academic skills, high school graduation rates and access to postsecondary education for youth in grades 7 – 12.
Raising the Grade is an interactive after school program matching youth with mentors and tutors who will help guide them towards achieving their goals. The program allows youth to explore interests, receive homework support, interact with peers, and plan for post-secondary education. Raising the grade also assists with navigating scholarships and bursaries, internet literacy, resume development, interview skills and job searches.
The program currently operates at two sites:
- Bowness Club
#36, 7930 Bowness Rd NW, Calgary
Monday – Friday, 3:30 – 8 p.m.
- Beltline Youth Centre
#221, 12 Ave SW, Calgary
Monday – Thursday, 3:00 p.m – 6:00 p.m
For more information contact the program coordination:
- To access the program, please contact the program coordinator at 403-650-3108.