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.

The In-School Mentoring Program will run at several partner schools in the 2021-2022 school year with safety protocols in-place.  Mentoring matches are expected to take place at Craigflower, George Jay, Quadra, Tillicum and Vic West Elementary Schools, as well as Queneesh Elementary in the Comox Valley.  Please let us know if you’re interested in mentoring at any 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.

The Teen Mentoring Program will run with extra safety protocols in place for the 2021-2022 school year.  Our partner schools are:

  • Marigold Elementary and Spectrum Community School (Victoria)
  • Salt Spring Elementary and Gulf Islands Secondary School (Salt Spring Island)
  • Saseenos Elementary and Edward Milne Community School (Sooke)
  • Brooklyn Elementary and Highland Secondary School (Comox Valley)
  • Valley View Elementary and Mark R. Isfeld Secondary School (Comox Valley)

 

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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. 

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