In School Mentoring
Build community from within our schools…
Helping children reach their full potential can lead to positive community outcomes like a reduction in poverty and unemployment, safer schools and neighborhoods, and a new generation of civic-minded adults.
In School Mentoring Studies show that mentoring:
- helps kids stay in school
- avoid risky behaviour such as bullying
- and grow up having more respect for family, peers and community.
The In School Mentoring program provides children with a 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 engage in activities such as board games, crafts or just hanging out in the playground.
Our program strives to do the following:
- provide a role model and a friend for children
- promote the importance of staying in school and healthy relationships with family and peers
- 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 *
If you would like to learn more about becoming a mentor or donating to the In-School Mentoring program, give us a call at 250-756-2447.
* 2005 study, Employer Supported Volunteerism. Commissioned by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada and conducted by Northstar Research Partners