One to One Mentoring

Big Brothers Mentoring

The Big Brothers mentoring program provides boys and young men with a 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 Big Brothers mentoring program usually requires one regularly scheduled outing per week of between two and four hours and a minimum of a one year commitment.

Big Sisters Mentoring

The Big Sisters mentoring program provides girls and young women with a 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 Big Sisters mentoring program usually requires two regularly scheduled outings a month of several hours each and a minimum of a one year commitment.

 

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In-School Mentoring

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.

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.

 

Due to COVID-19, the In-School Mentoring Program will only run at a limited number of schools in the 2020-2021 school year.  We will be partnering with Craigflower, George Jay, Quadra, Salt Spring and Saseenos Elementary to begin with, and hope to add more schools as the year progresses.  Please let us know if you’re interested in mentoring at either of these schools.

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Teen Mentoring

The Teen Mentoring program supports students in Grades 10, 11 and 12 to become mentors for children in local elementary schools.  For one hour a week,  these mentors will share their experiences of growing up and engage their mentees in activities such as board games, crafts or just hang out on school grounds.

The Teen 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.

Due to COVID-19, the Teen Mentoring Program in Greater Victoria will only run at Edward Milne Community School during the 2020-2021 school year.

 

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Go Girls! Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds

Go Girls! is a group mentoring program for girls ages 11-15 that focuses on physical activity, balanced eating and self-confidence/self-compassion. The single, most important goal of the program is to positively shape the lives of young women and girls by helping them build a positive self-image – setting them on a path to reach their full potential in life.

Due to COVID-19, we have temporarily adapted the program to run online using the Zoom platform. This program is completely free, includes a Go Girls supply kit, and runs once a week with a video meeting for 1 hour and 15 minutes. The ratio is 3 mentors to 12 participants. 

The next Go Girls session starts late January 2021. 

Click here to register online for the Winter 2021 Online Session

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Game On! Eat Smart, Play Smart!

Game On! is a group mentoring program for providing boys and young men with information and support to make informed choices about a range of healthy lifestyle practices. Through non-traditional physical activities, complemented with healthy eating support, participants are engaged in life skills, communication, and emotional health discussions designed to engage participants in the pursuit of life-long healthy lifestyles.

Due to Covid-19, the delivery of this program is suspended until further notice. 

Game On! includes seven 75-minute core sessions. There are also four extension modules that capture potential issues and topics specific to various locales and the interests of the mentors and participants.

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