Become an In-School Mentor

(for female and male adult volunteers)

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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:Sherry and Kane1

  • Reading
  • Sports
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Talking
  • BakingDominik and AshleyAlexa and Hannah
  • 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

ApplewoodBurleigh Hill
Cardinal NewmanCarleton
ConnaughtDSBN Academy
Dennis MorrisEdith Cavell
EI McCulleyGrapeview
Harriet TubmanLincoln Centennial
LockviewOakridge
Pine GrovePort Weller
Prince PhilipPrince of Wales North
Richmond StreetSt. Nicholas
Westdale

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