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The University of Calgary chapter of Stars for Scholarly Youth bridges the gap of educational and extracurricular opportunities for underserved Grades 5 - 12 youth in the Greater Calgary Area.



Join our team and make a difference!

1. Looks great on a resume and we do reference letters.

2. Make a difference in a youth's life.

3. Fun and free events throughout the year!


Tutoring Session

Are you a university student and want to volunteer? Gain leadership experience and make a difference!

Have a hard time understanding some classes? Can't afford a private tutor? We offer free 1-on-1 tutoring with a University student! 

This service is for the following Grade 5 - 12 students: financial need - unable to afford otherwise, Is currently/ recently been in a social intervention - including but not limited to shelters and foster homes, newcomers, and more!


Robotics Class

Are you a university student and want to volunteer? Meet other mentors and shape the future with flexible hours!

Curious about university life? Unsure what you want to pursue? We pair University of Alberta students with youth to help them gain insight into post-secondary, the university experience, and connect over their life and interests. 

What do you do? 1) Be in Grades 5 - 12, 2) Meet with your mentor for a minimum of 1h per month for 4-8 months, 3) Be enthusiastic, 4) Do your best to attend our fun and free social events!

English Language Literacy (ELL) Connect

Kids Doing Homework

Are you a university student and want to volunteer? Help support newcomers and other ESL learners! You work 1-on-1 with the program director to support the student.

Do you need extra English language-speaking support? ELL is an activity/ mentorship program aimed at improving the literacy of newcomer, immigrant and refugee youth.

We pair you with a tutor who works 1-on-1 with you over 6 weeks to develop an individualized plan and meet with you regularly to help you improve your literacy.

Questions? Email us at


Youth Can Code


Are you a university student and want to volunteer? Ignite the passion of code into the next generation!

Want to learn more about the magic behind computers? Ever wanted to create your own game? Then this is the crash course for you! 

Join us on a 6-week free program led by university of Calgary students where Grade 5 - 12 youth with all coding skill levels (two streams for beginners and advanced) learn the basics of coding, develop their logic skills and create a cool game by the end.


Location: We will meet at the Central Public Library in downtown or virtually (for those who aren't able to attend in-person). 

When: Thursdays 06:00PM - 07:00PM each week from February 15th to March 21st

Every week there will be a lecture, opportunity to ask questions and something interesting for you to try. 

Questions? Email us at

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