YES (Youth Engaging Supports)

Funded through the United Way’s Vulnerable Youth Investment Strategy and partnering with Aspen Family, YES connects youth (aged 16-24) who are transitioning out of child intervention services with a supportive, caring adult mentor. This connection creates a supportive relationship built on mutual respect and helps youth develop relationship skills and connections essential for successful transition to independent adulthood.

Ages: 16-24 Years

Time Commitment: 10-12 hours per month for 2 years

Availability: Calgary

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Mentoring Makes A Difference!

“I didn’t have an adult in my life who was not family that I could talk to. My mentor is that person now, she is the kind of adult figure that I am comfortable with. I can go to her for help, but we have fun too.”

- YES Mentee

Former mentees are 1.5x more likely to hold senior leadership positions in their work environments.

- Boston Consulting Group Research

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Jenni Carrier
YES Program Coordinator

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