Crew (formally Athletes Mentoring Program) is a unique mentorship program that builds self-esteem and social skills for youth age 10 – 14, while bringing families closer together.
Crew is made up of youth, post-secondary student-athlete mentors, parents and caregivers, and volunteers. Through longstanding partnerships with the University of Calgary Dinos, Mount Royal University Cougars and SAIT Trojans, Catholic Family Service has offered Crew since 1999.
Crew happens right on campus – an ideal place to hang out, make connections and inspire kids to think about their future and how education is a gateway to achieve their goals.
Bring the Whole Crew
If you are between the ages of 10 and 14, you will be matched with a student-athlete who will become your mentor and friend. You don’t have to be an athlete yourself – Crew is all about friendship and fun. You will spend time with Crew members one evening a week taking part in one-on-one and group activities.
If you are a varsity athlete, Crew will help you develop leadership and communication skills. It will give you the opportunity to help build self-esteem and confidence in a young person’s life.
If you are a parent, you play a critical role in the Crew, helping to cultivate the mentor-mentee relationship, set goals and celebrate your children and their accomplishments. Since parents know their kids best, your job is to share insights about what is going on in your child’s life – at home and in school – and help monitor your child’s progress. You will take part in peer group sessions and attend fun family events.
If you are looking for a unique and rewarding volunteer experience, you too can be part of Crew. Become a group facilitator and help nurture and guide the mentor-mentee relationships.
Commending the Crew
“I wanted to say thanks because you made me feel loved and accepted for who I am.”
“I was able to build trust because my mentor treated my parents like he would have treated his own.”
“Crew is a place where I am surrounded by other parents who really care about their kids. It is the place I want to be.”
“My son started doing more homework because his mentor told him he had to work very hard to get to where he wants to be – and that starts with school.”
Connect with Crew
For more information, contact Taylor Saayman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 403.205.5882
250, 707 – 10 Avenue SW Calgary, AB T2R 0B3
Main Office Hours
Monday: 8:30AM – 5:00PM
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 8:30AM – 8:00PM
Friday: 8:30AM – 4:30PM