Learning Opportunities

Teen Mentoring in Schools Collaborative Community Network: South Cohort Series

Presented By

Caroline Gosling

Series Sessions

Series Sessions

Date Time Location
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM Online
Wednesday, January 19, 2022 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Online
Tuesday, April 12, 2022 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Online
Thursday, June 02, 2022 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM To be determined


Are you looking for a way to develop healthy relationships, and leadership for your students while also supporting their mental wellbeing? As we return to schools many students will be feeling disconnected and disengaged. Teen mentoring can help to create connections and has been shown to increase academic achievement, positive mental health and decrease unhealthy behaviours in both the 'mentor' and 'mentee'.

The objective of this Collaborative Community is to support regional and provincial networks of school-based mentoring educators and mentoring organisations and to provide the framework for a sustainable teen mentoring network.  

For this purpose, supported by a grant from an anonymous funder in partnership with the Alberta Mentoring Partnership (AMP), AMP is offering a variety of opportunities to develop and strengthen teen mentoring in schools. This includes:

October 20th Mentoring in Schools Summit - Supporting Adolescent Mental Health Through Strengthening Webs of Support

September 22 - Mentoring in Schools 101

December 6 - Webs of Support and Other Forms of Informal Mentoring

February 23 - Intergenerational Mentoring in Schools

May 3 - Planning Your Mentoring Initiative

Part of the Collaborative is supporting provincial and regional cohorts. This series is a year long engagement, although you can sign up at any time! This enables schools and agencies and organizations to connect and share on an ongoing basis.

Cohort series: 

  • Regional session -    November 23    1:30pm-3:30pm (virtual)
  • Provincial Webinar - January 19          4:00 – 5:30 (virtual)
  • Provincial Webinar - April 12             4:00 – 5:30 (virtual)
  • Regional session -   June 2                  10:00 – 2:30 (in person)

 Participants are invited to register at any time and do not have to have attended previous webinars or workshops. It is strongly recommended that you register for the series with your closest regions name in the title to ensure you are in the cohort that best suits your context.

Through ongoing engagement in the Collaborative Community, participants will come together to share their experiences, successes, challenges and recommendations in regards to school-based mentoring.

We also encourage you to check out the Teen Mentoring in Schools Collaborative Community Network Portal, where you can connect with other schools, and school based mentoring agencies and organizations to share resources, activity ideas, and create ongoing discussion threads. Sign up here: https://schoolnetwork.albertamentors.ca/login/index.php 

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