In-School Mentoring

 

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Go back and help a child go forward

 

Studies show that mentoring helps kids stay in school, avoid risky behavior such as bullying, and grow up having more respect for family, peers and community. Helping children reach their full potential can lead to positive community outcomes like a reduction in poverty and unemployment, safer schools and neighbourhoods, and a new generation of civic-minded adults. 

Our In-School Mentoring program provides girls and boys with an adult role model and a friend to talk to and share the experiences of growing up with, 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 in the playground.

The In School Mentoring program requires a weekly visit of 1 hour for the duration of the school year. Matches do not meet over the summer break or during other school holidays.

We are proud to offer In-School Mentoring at the following elementary schools:

  • Cloverdale Traditional Elementary School

  • Colwood Elementary School

  • Ecole Quadra Elementary

  • Fernwood Elementary School

  • George Jay Elementary School

  • Ruth King Elementary School

  • Salt Spring Elementary School

  • Tillicum Elementary School

  • Victoria West Elementary School

This Program Strives to:

  • provide a role model and a friend for girls and boys,

  • promote the importance of staying in school and healthy relationships,

  • instill trust and self-confidence in order to make healthy decisions,

  • encourage leadership skills and independent thinking,

  • and above all, make a difference while having fun.

In-School Mentoring Makes a Big Difference

  • 90% of mentors saw a positive change in the child they were mentoring*

  • 88% of students showed improved literacy skills*

  • 64% had developed higher levels of self-esteem *

 

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If you would like to learn more about becoming a mentor or donating to the In-School  Mentoring program we welcome your questions.  You can apply now or contact us.

Still not sure mentoring is right for you? Try our Online Orientation!

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* 2005 study, Employer Supported Volunteerism. Commissioned by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada and conducted by Northstar Research Partners

 

 

This program is made possible by the generous support of our community partners:

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