Position / Placement: In-School Mentors
It may sound obvious, but sometimes the best place to help a child realize their potential is at school. Kids enjoy having their mentors meet with them there, whether it’s in the classroom or on the playground. And parents know what a positive impact it makes.
Some of the biggest supporters of our School-Based Mentoring program are actually teachers. They see students come back from their time with their mentor filled with confidence, smiling big, ready to learn and eager to succeed.
The In-School mentoring program provides youth 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 for the duration of the school year. Matches do not meet during school holidays nor over the summer break however, will have great experiences to share when school begins in the fall!
- You must be willing to listen and have fun
- Commit to meeting at the school one day a week
Research supports that school-based mentoring impacts positive outcomes for children and youth including:
- increased high school completion rates
- improved attitudes about staying in school
- improved social skills and behaviour
- strengthened peer, school and family relationships
Youth (aged 18 and under) are welcome to apply.
Visit youthhq.ca for more information.
Organization: Youth HQ
Contact Person: Janessa McCormack
Phone Number: 403-598-1465