In-School Mentoring Online Application
The In-School Mentoring Program matches a child/youth from kindergarten to grade 7 (aka a “mentee”) with an adult mentor, or teen mentor student (from 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. 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.
All mentors in this program have been screened, interviewed, trained and have completed a criminal record check including a vulnerable sector check. The mentors will not have contact with children/youth outside of school hours.
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, and 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.