"Alberta has one of the highest high school drop-out rates in the country, resulting in low productivity and higher long-term social costs. The Stay in School program is addressing this issue by providing one-on-one mentorship and funding for post-secondary education to students at risk. Rotary, through the Stay in School program, also is tackling our employers' number one issue – access to a skilled workforce. Supporting the Stay in School program is in every Calgary employer's best interest." 

Bruce Graham - Calgary Economic Development


Are you ready to make a difference in a child’s life today?


  • Created in 1996

  • Raised over $1.4 Million
  • Mentored over 177 Students

  • Provided over 36,000 of mentorship hours
  • Aboriginal Collaboration
Help Calgarian’s maintain a strong economy through the future of educating our kids. Help us help them to realize their dreams of a higher education and a rewarding career!
Funds for the Stay in School program are raised through the Stay in School Golf Tournament.  Our objective is to raise $125,000 annually, which will assist the SIS program in exploring additional initiatives including the possibility of providing increased financial help for postsecondary students.

 “In Grade 6, I was a young girl with little means but big dreams...It was a rough journey from there to here, but supportive Rotarians encouraged me and didn’t let me give up. I now hold a BSC in Computer Science awarded with Honours of Great Distinction.”

Amy - 2008 University of Lethbridge Graduate, Selected for award – June 1997 at Holy Cross School


Stay in School Program Fun Facts…

  • 57 Students Graduated from Post-Secondary School.
  • 94 Students currently in program.
  • 25 Students currently in Post-Secondary School.
  • 57 Mentors
  • 6 year mentorship commitment to all students.
  • $8,300/student award given towards post-secondary education
  • On Average $110 Award given on each graduating year until grade 12.