Congratulations to Calgary Bridge Foundation for Youth (CBFY) and 16 CBE Youth Achievement Award Winners

Jan. 26, 2021

2020 marks the 30th anniversary of the Calgary Bridge Foundation for Youth (CBFY), an organization that has been instrumental in helping immigrant and refugee children and youths and their families adjust to life in Calgary. CBFY offers programs that help develop immigrant youth’s personal, social and emotional skills, resulting in many lasting friendships, while helping them settle into life in Canada.

CBFY has been an integral adjunct when welcoming and registering families to the Calgary Board of Education. We wish to thank them for the invaluable work and support they provide our CBE youth.

Please join Chief Superintendent, Christopher Usih in congratulating the 16 students, from five CBE high schools, who have received a 2020 CBFY Youth Achievement Scholarship Award.

Forest Lawn High SchoolAditya Deelwal
Henry Wise Wood High SchoolClaire Martinez
Nisreen Abdo
Sri Anshitha Arva
Yasmin Abdo
James Fowler High SchoolAfaf Al-Yahek
Amina Alfalah
Aya Jabawi
Precious Hilario
John G. Diefenbaker High School David Bankole
Jiaying Yu
Jessica Varghese
Sohil Agrawal
Victor Chen
Yimin Dong
Nelson Mandela High SchoolEno Ashory


To learn more about CBFY, the Youth Achievement Awards, and this year’s recipients, please watch the CBFY Youth Achievement Award video. Visit CBFY to learn more about their programs available to CBE students.