All in For Youth - United Way Alberta Capital Region

All in For Youth

Graduating from high school can mean the difference between living in poverty and not. By supporting youth on their educational journey, All in for Youth (AIFY) is focused on increasing high school completion rates by providing wraparound supports for students and their families in the school setting.

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For more information or to make a referral, contact: Annette Malin, Portfolio Manager, Children and Youth



For many local students, the goal of graduation is out of reach because of personal or family-related challenges. Furthermore, parents who don’t complete high school are most likely to have children who follow this pattern, perpetuating a cycle of poverty.

United Way and its strategic partners are helping kids from the start! Support is offered for early learning and development through all the school years to graduation. With your help, we can break the cycle of poverty.

Through the collaboration of ten local partners, AIFY offers multiple supports both in and out of school that help improve academic achievement, increase school and community engagement, and develop resilience to handle life’s challenges. They provide essential support to meet the day-to-day needs of vulnerable students and their families.

All in for Youth supports children from Kindergarten through Grade 12 in eight schools where there is a high need for services:

  • Abbott Elementary
  • Delton Elementary
  • Eastglen High School
  • Ivor Dent Elementary Junior High
  • John A McDougall Elementary
  • Norwood Elementary
  • Spruce Avenue Junior High
  • St. Alphonsus Elementary/Junior High

Funding Partners:

  • Butler Family Foundation
  • City of Edmonton, Families and Community Support Services
  • Edmonton Community Foundation
  • Eric and Kathy Newell
  • RBC
  • Scotiabank
  • Sofina Foundation

With your help, we can change the lives of local youth

All in for Youth develops students’ and families’ individual capacity. Supporting students’ success in school creates community-wide benefits, such as:

  • Contributing to ending the cycle of poverty in our community;
  • Reducing social costs, as poverty has a cost of between $7.1 and $9.5 billion annually in Alberta;
  • Creating safer communities as increases in high school completion rates are associated with reduced crime;
  • Improving the employability of youth; and,
  • Elevating the quality of our workforce.


AIFY helps children and families succeed in life by breaking the cycle of poverty. Here’s what some youth, parents, and educators had to say about their experience this year.

92% of students

said they had an adult in the school they could go to for help with a problem.

75% of students

indicated they had above average or high academic engagement.

88% of parents/caregivers

said that, if their child had to change schools, it was very important that the new school have the same supports and services as their AIFY school.

Who You’ve Helped

Chloe's Story

Chloe struggled in school until she was connected with wrap-around supports through the All in for Youth initiative, a collaboration supported through United Way. Staff help Chloe through hardships at home, build her confidence and support her on her path to graduation.

Thanks to Our Partners

This innovative initiative is made possible through the dedication of community partners, school divisions and funders – collectively committed to being All in for Youth and families.

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