ENROL A YOUNG PERSON
Programs of Interest
One to One Mentoring
A youth and a mentor (volunteer) are matched and get together once a week for 2 hours at a time or once every two weeks for a few hours. This is great if you are looking for your child to have an external form of support to build a connection with another positive adult figure.
We have a few group mentoring programs that run for 8-10 weeks during the school year taking place during school lunch break once a week. These programs focus on an age group of 11-13 years of age. There is one called Go Girls for self-identifying female youth and Game On for self-identifying male youth.
In-School Mentoring (ISM)
A mentor sees youth (one to one) in the school for a block of time once a week, this is consistent with the school year. This is for in-school for the duration of the school year only, there is no community mentoring with this option.
If you are new to Canada and looking for youth mentoring support, this is the choice for you.
HOW IT WORKS
When applying for our programs, a mentee must be between the ages of 6 and 16 years. The mentoring relationship can be supported by the agency through to 18 years of age.
An Enrollment Coordinator will work with you and your child to review your situation and determine how a mentor would be of benefit. Factors that would be considered regarding your child’s needs include:
- Parent or guardian support
- Adult involvement other than the parent(s) or guardian(s)
- Peer relationships
- School performance
- Involvement in community activity
- Living environment
- Ability to form and maintain a healthy, safe relationship
- Ability to perform self-care