(for female and male adult volunteers)
Spend one hour a week doing non-academic, friendship-based activities with a boy or girl in elementary school.
Studies show that mentoring helps children 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.
The In School Mentoring program provides girls and boys with a role model and a friend to talk to and share the experiences of growing up within school grounds. Play games, hang out on the playground, throw a football or start a creative project. Build a strong friendship through fun activities and supplies provided by BBBS such as games, crafts, and sporting equipment. Spending one-to-one time with a child who just needs a friend can help increase the child’s confidence, help him/her make healthier life choices and even inspire him/her to do better in school.
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.
Activities you and your Mentee can do together include:
- Arts & Crafts
- Hanging out on the playground
If you’re interested in becoming a Volunteer, click here to fill out our Volunteer Contact Form
Schools Currently Offering In-School Mentoring
|Dennis Morris||Edith Cavell|
|Harriet Tubman||Lincoln Centennial|
|Pine Grove||Port Weller|
|Prince Philip||Prince of Wales North|
|Richmond Street||St. Nicholas|
IF YOU DO NOT SEE YOUR SCHOOL LISTED HERE, CONTACT YOUR PRINCIPAL TO FIND OUT HOW YOUR DAUGHTER OR SON CAN BE A PART OF THIS AMAZING PROGRAM