The Teen Mentoring Program matches girls and boys 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 and engage in activities such as board games, crafts or just hang out in the playground.
The Teen Mentoring program requires a weekly supervised visit of 1 hour for the duration of the school year. Matches do not meet over the summer break or during other school holidays.
Elementary school-aged children in grades 1-7 who could benefit from a positive male or female role model who does not display any significant physical, emotional or behavioural problems will be considered.
This program is a cooperative effort between school boards, local businesses, and Big Brothers Big Sisters Sea to Sky Corridor.
Who Are the Volunteers?
Volunteers are students in grades 8 – 12 who spend 1-hour each week of the school year providing supervised social support for a younger boy or girl. Under the guidance and supervision of a dedicated Mentoring Coordinator from Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Teen Mentors aim to help kids increase their confidence and social skills by encouraging them to interact through a variety of fun games and activities, as well as conversation.
Enroll Your Child
If your child is in one of the schools offering the Teen Mentoring program, we may be able to facilitate their friendship. Please contact your school Principal.
For the application form, please click here.
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