Support for Students at the CBE

Our students’ success is our top priority and we understand that our students live complex lives and that many factors both in the school and outside of school can affect their ability to learn. The CBE offers a variety of services (such as Culture and Linguistic Support, Exceptional and Special Needs, and Psychological Services) to support students, their families and our school, so students can be successful learners. Visit the CBE website to learn more.​​​​

Student Services

Student Success Centre

Located on the second floor, the Student Success Centre’s mission is to support and empower students to achieve wellness and success academically, personally and socially throughout one’s high school career.

Please see our Career Centre page for more information.

All in for Youth

Launched by United Way in 2012, All In for Youth provides innovative solutions to help youth stay in and complete high school. All In for Youth programs connect youth to positive adults, remove barriers to high school completion, and transition youth into adulthood through varied paths of learning and career success. All In for Youth has made over 16,000 positive adult youth connections since its launch, and contributed to increasing the overall high school completion rates in Calgary.

Nelson Mandela High School is one of 25 All In for Youth high schools in Calgary. The All In for Youth programs offered in Nelson Mandela High School include Big Brothers Big Sisters mPower Mentoring program, Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary Success Coach program, YMCA Math Tutoring Table, Youth Employments Centre The Journey Forward, SAIT Summer Cooks Exploratory credited program and World of Choices Junior Achievement career forums. Eligible students in Nelson Mandela High School are also granted access to several bursaries, support and financial aid for post – secondary education, volunteering and sector training opportunities. For more information on All In for Youth please visit our website or contact the school’s administration.

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RT @UsihChristopher: Today, I had the pleasure to announce the CBE students receiving a Youth Achievement Award from the Calgary Bridge Foundation for Youth (CBFY) Congratulations to all the Award Recipients & schools! @ForestLawnHigh @HenryWiseWood @yycJamesFowler @JGDChief @MandelaUnited @yycbridge

Wishing the Mandela community a joyful and safe Diwali! https://t.co/F1aXaEjidp

Today, on Indigenous Veterans Day, we recognize the past and present contributions of Indigenous service members in the military. https://t.co/By1Arc2UwQ

We are so lucky to have such a great custodial team led by Mr. Ghuman! https://t.co/3wMp8QQ6KX

Some phenomenal sugar sculptures by our students in Culinary! #wearecbe https://t.co/toga73xFVi

Check out some of the programming provided by @TrellisYYC https://t.co/KVpci0x1Vt

Today, we remember and honour all the children who attended residential schools, both those who never returned home and those who were forever impacted. #wearecbe https://t.co/fIi2gVb3Yr

Hey Mandela families, please check your emails for an important update.

RT @chandnim14: Yesterday, in my math class @MandelaUnited our teacher started off with showing us Gr. 12 students the same exact thing to prove that there is more than one way to solve. Of course, the gr 5s had more ways than we did! This shows that as we get older we don’t explore as much!!