Duke of Edinburgh's International Award - Alberta


6,300. That is how many youth we have in Alberta currently working towards their Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award.

237. That is how many trained mentors we have.

1 in 3 young people will grow up without a mentor.

Mentoring, at its core, guarantees young people that there is someone who cares about them, assures them they are not alone in dealing with day-to-day challenges, and makes them feel like they matter. Research confirms that quality mentoring relationships have powerful positive effects on young people in a variety of personal, academic, and professional situations. Ultimately, mentoring connects a young person to personal growth and development, and social and economic opportunity. Yet one in three young people will grow up without this critical asset.

Young Adults who have mentors are:
55% more likely to enroll in college
78% more likely to volunteer regularly
81% more likely to participate regularly in sports
130% more likely to hold leadership positions.

It costs only $100 to train a mentor. We are planning to train 150 more leaders in 2016.  Help us to reach our goal of $15,000.

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