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Our story…

Run, walk or crawl for Team UP!

What would your life look like if you didn’t graduate from high school? Would your family have the same opportunities? Where would you be…right…now? Many Calgarians face barriers to getting an education. CFS and UP provide no-cost academic, social, and emotional support to young and adult learners looking to graduate. We serve anyone who would benefit from a safe, supportive classroom - regardless of where they come from, who they choose to love, how much money they have, or where they go to pray. 

We invite you to support your community for success in school and build strong families.

Join our team, support our runners and raise awareness for success in school!



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We want to share a story about MJ - an NTL Alumni:

Growing up, she encountered a number of setbacks and her fair share of adversity.  At a young age, her health began to suffer to the point of losing everything she had worked for. Years passed and no answers were, or have been, given. This left her with a series of “I don’t know’s” (in her words). With those “I don’t know’s” weighing upon her, she slipped into a very deep depression. She was told she was too sick to work, but not sick enough to receive any more help from the government. 

 MJ felt ‘feral’ after being trapped in this darkness for so long. Despite being consumed with despair, she desperately clung to the hope of one day being an editor (she has a passion for writing). Overcoming her anxiety about returning to school, a friend convinced her to check out Never Too Late (NTL) – a no-cost academic, social and emotional support to adult learners who want to complete their GED (General Education Development or high school equivalency).

Despite feeling scared and doubtful of her own capabilities, it didn’t take long for MJ to gain hope and a desire to finish something she never once thought she could achieve – her GED. Equipped with bravery, confidence and encouragement, MJ was able to overcome that ‘feral’ feeling and move one step closer to her dream of one day being an editor. MJ now gives back to the program she once accessed.  She is a Language-Arts tutor and shares her knowledge and love of writing to new students who may be going through what she encountered.  



Family is about empathy and a commitment to caring for one another.  

MJ is part of that family, and we would like you to be part of ours.


 

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Recent donors

Donation date Donor name Donation amount
Sep 27 Cynthia Tonet $100.00
Sep 24 Alisha Datoo Run Byron, run! $25.00
Sep 21 Byron Chan $100.00
Sep 21 Anonymous Go Jenn! Undisclosed amount
Sep 20 Rosaline Akinokun Bravo to the young "coach" and Mum! Undisclosed amount
Sep 20 Rosaline Akinokun Cheers to second chances!! Undisclosed amount
Sep 19 Tyler Williams Bros before Co-CEOs! $25.00
Sep 19 Jess & Hugh $50.00
Sep 19 Marshall,Yuki & Taylor $50.00
Sep 18 Thomas Blaker $25.00