Study Tips! How to Help Your Youth/Child with Homework


by Stacey Ool
Raising the Grade Program Coordinator

“Do you have homework?… No really do you have homework?!”

Is this a familiar question asked nightly in your household? Besides talking about eating vegetables or going to bed on time, is there another topic that is as anxiety or conflict ridden as completing homework? Continue reading

Preparing Your Teen for Post-Secondary School


by Anna Sturino
Director of Operations

Graduating from high school and heading into post secondary education evokes a jumble of emotions in young adults: excitement, terror, happiness, uncertainty. As a parent, you’ve likely witnessed them all in your teen. Maybe you’re feeling the same way as you figure out how best to support your son or daughter as they take this important step toward adulthood. Continue reading

The Benefits of Volunteering for Youth

Laurie Taniguchi

By Laurie Taniguchi
Communication and Volunteer Manager

When youth apply to volunteer with us at St. Alban’s, I’ve been pleasantly surprised to find out how many of them have already completed the 40 community hours required for high school graduation.  More and more young people are realizing that getting into the post secondary program of their choice and acquiring a part time job is not always easy. Continue reading