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
FANS provides over 350,000 meals and snacks to over 10,000 vulnerable children and youth in our programs, housing and schools throughout Calgary.
Studies have shown that proper nutrition is crucial to the healthy development of children and youth. But unfortunately, 1 in 10 Calgarians live in poverty, resulting in children and youth going hungry all day and often not eating until they arrive at one of our after-school programs. By providing basic nutritious food, FANS helps the kids enrolled in our programs succeed.
There are several ways you can help make a difference with FANS. Would you like to help provide hungry children in need? Donate here!
Where does FANS operate?
- 19 schools (including 2 preschools)
- 10 afterschool programs and summer camp
- 12 housing and shelter programs
- 3 outreach programs
Why is FANS important?
Two years into a tough economic recession, many Calgary families are having trouble meeting basic needs. The rent or mortgage must be paid first, along with bills, transportation and other expenses — leaving healthy, fresh food to fall down the priority list. Kitchens offer up few options when families are on a shoestring budget. Now more than ever, it’s important that we provide our most vulnerable children and youth with the tools to learn, grow and create a better future.
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, click here.
Which Calgary schools offer AIFY?
- Forest Lawn High School
- Lord Beaverbrook High School
- 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
- Central Memorial High School
- Crescent Heights High School
- Nelson Mandela High School