In-School Mentoring Online Application
In-School Mentoring Application FormDear Parents/Guardians,
The In-School Mentoring Program matches a child/youth from grades K-7 (aka a “Little”) with an adult (aka a “Big”) or teen mentor student (grades 10-12). Matches spend one-to-one time for an hour, at a predetermined day of the week throughout the duration of the school year. The mentors will not have contact with children/youth outside of school hours. Matches participate in a variety of mutually-agreed-upon activities such as arts & crafts, puzzles, sports, reading, games, board games, etc. This experience is aimed to provide children/youth with a positive mentor relationship that they can look forward to each week, learning new things, and increasing self-confidence.
Due to the current pandemic, match meetings will be conducted virtually (via Zoom, or via the Mentor-to-Go app, to be launched in early 2021). All mentors in this program have been screened, interviewed, trained and have completed a criminal record check including a vulnerable sector check.
All children/youth participating in this program must attend a Child Safety Program - Strong from the Start. If your child/youth is matched in this program, we ask that you talk to your child about the activities they participate in with their mentor to ensure they feel comfortable at all times. We invite you to complete and submit the application, & consent and release form below in order to facilitate your child being matched in the In-School Mentoring Program. Once complete, a referral form filled out by a parent, teacher, counsellor, or school liaison, will be provided to Big Brothers Big Sisters to best match your child/youth.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Vancouver Island is committed to providing a positive mentoring experience for your child/youth. If you have any questions or concerns at any time, please feel free to call the office at 250-756-2447.
PLEASE NOTE: This information will be updated regularly to reflect any and all Public Health Orders surrounding Covid-19.