Community Based Mentoring
The Community Based (Traditional) mentoring program provides youth between the ages of 6-16 with an adult role model to talk to and share the experiences of growing up with. Through regular outings, a relationship is developed between the mentor and the mentee, which is built on trust and common interests, and is supported by our experienced case workers. The result is a life-changing experience for both the mentor and the mentee.
The Community Based mentoring program usually requires two regularly scheduled outings a month of a few hours each and a minimum of a one year commitment.
The In-School mentoring program provides youth in grades 1-12 with a role model and a friend to talk to and share the experiences of growing up within school grounds. For one hour a week, mentors meet with their mentee and engage in activities such as board games, crafts or just hang out on school grounds.
The In-School mentoring program requires a weekly visit of one hour for the duration of the school year. Matches do not meet over the summer break or during other school holidays.
A mature and caring grade 10-12 student is matched with an elementary school-aged child in the school environment for one hour each week to assist in strengthening the child’s self-esteem and social development through participating in crafts, games, sports or other activities of interest to the child. The teen mentor receives leadership and mentoring training, as well as academic credits and experience.