In Calgary, 3000 youth do not complete high school on time each year.
In 2019, 718 students were supported by sixteen Success Coaches and one Transition Coach through All In For Youth, a partner program with the United Way of Calgary and Area that helps youth return to school by removing barriers that were preventing them from completing their education.
The Education programs at Boys & Girls Clubs of Calgary are guided by 3 principles:
- Keep youth in school
- Bring youth back to school
- Connect youth to future possibilities
- 85% of students said their ability to envision a positive future for themselves has improved since working with our Success Coaches.
- 95% of students supported by All in for Youth are either enrolled in school again for next year, or graduated this year.
“My Success Coach has helped me want to stay in school and make sure that I attend. When I don’t attend she always texts me to see why I wasn’t at school and she is understanding why I wasn’t at school. Whenever I have an issue with the girls at school instead of getting really mad I can go to her and talk instead of getting my self in trouble. She has also helped me get a bus pass because my mom cannot afford one for me. She also helped me get glasses so I can see the board and not get headaches anymore.”
“It’s helped me to grow as a person and grow more into my strengths. I also learned a lot more about myself by working with my Success Coach. I learned ways on how to control my depression and anxiety as well.”