Tutor Doctor® Calgary is proud to take part in community engagement with Calgary Police Service and University of Calgary as we proudly provide academic support to youth in Calgary and surrounding areas.
The Youth at Risk Development Program (YARD) is a community-based early intervention initiative that supports youth who are at risk of gang involvement. YARD works with youth aged 10-17 who are currently at risk, affiliated with a gang or involved in gang activity. Youth participation in YARD is voluntary. YARD teams, consisting of a police officer and a registered social worker, work closely with youth, their families, schools and community agencies. YARD works to develop an individualized case plan that is family centered in order to help youth at risk avoid or escape the gang life style.
YARD is funded by the Alberta Justice and Solicitor General. It is delivered in partnership between the Calgary Police Service (CPS) and The City of Calgary.
The program supports immigrant youth to help them develop a sense of identity and a sense of belonging to avert the risk of criminal or gang involvement.