B YOU PROGRAM

B You: Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds is an inclusive group mentoring program for female-identifying and gender-diverse youth, aged 10 to 15.

Our school-based program is available on a referral-only basis in select schools in the Greater Victoria Area. Our program is also available online to eligible youth who do not attend one of our partner schools.

B You participants connect with our trained mentors and their peers to learn about supporting their physical and mental wellbeing, practicing self-compassion and building healthy relationships.

MENTORING MATTERS

Research shows that having a caring relationship with a trusted adult can have a big impact on a child’s emotional wellbeing, self-worth and resiliency.

Young people in our B You program have the support and confidence for long-term stability and success. According to our 2020-21 program report:

94% learned new ways to take care of their bodies and minds
81% feel more comfortable asking for help and support when they need it
76% feel more comfortable talking about mental health
B You: Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds

MENTOR SCREENING & TRAINING

Our volunteer mentors are adults who want to make a difference for young people in our community. Mentors complete thorough screening and undergo training focused on building supportive developmental relationships with children and youth.

B You mentors complete additional facilitator training where they learn how to support mentees in physical and mental self-care, healthy living and developing self-esteem.

ENROLL A YOUNG PERSON IN B YOU

Education professionals can refer a child to the school-based program by completing the School Referral Form.

Parents/guardians can consent to their child’s participation in the school-based program by completing the Parent/Guardian Consent Form.

If parents/guardians wish to have their child participate in the B You program, but have not been referred by the school, do not attend a partner school, or are located outside of our service area, youth can be enrolled in the online program by completing the Online Program Registration Form.

VOLUNTEER AS A MENTOR

When we connect young people with their peers and volunteer mentors, we start something incredible – a life-changing space where mentors support, challenge and empower our youth to reach their full potential.

Contact our Volunteer Intake Coordinator or visit our Volunteer Page to learn more about making a BIG difference as a B You: Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds group facilitator with less than two hours per week.

B You: Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds