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.

 

We need In-School mentors for the 2018-2019 school year, starting in late September.

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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.

In the 2017-2018 school year, our Teen Mentors were students from:

    • Claremont Secondary School
    • Edward Milne Community School
    • Esquimalt High School
    • Glen Lyon Norfolk School
    • George P. Vanier Secondary School (Comox)
    • Gulf Islands Secondary School (Salt Spring)
    • Lighthouse Christian Academy
    • Mount Douglas Secondary School
    • Oak Bay Secondary School
    • Spectrum Community School
    • Stelly’s Secondary School

The Teen Mentoring program is generously sponsored by Coast Capital Savings

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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-esteem. 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.

The Go Girls! program consists of multiple mentoring sessions, typically held over a ten-week period, within school facilities or at a partner site. Each 1.5-2 hour-long session is loosely structured around four themes: physical activity, healthy eating, self-esteem, and communication skills.

We are currently looking for Go Girls! Facilitators for the 2018-2019 school year, starting in October.

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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.

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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