The Afterschool Program works with immigrant and refugee youth throughout their school years (grades 1-12) and focuses on keeping immigrant youth positively engaged during critical after school hours by providing academic support, English development, recreational and healthy life skills. Programs are delivered once a week in selected schools, housing complexes, and public libraries throughout the city of Calgary.
Supplementary summer programming is offered every year and is a way for immigrant youth to continue developing their language, social, and life skills.
We deliver support in neighborhoods with the greatest need. Programs operate for two to three hours after school ends.
The Afterschool Program offers 5 main programs:
“I felt like the luckiest boy in the world when my family and I arrived in Canada…I didn’t have to worry about being killed or kidnapped to become a child soldier. Programs [CBFY] have helped me understand that I’m not alone in the world…there are many other like me in my school who are still learning English and who have a similar story like I do. I love the friends that I’ve been able to make because of the programs”