One to One Mentoring
Big Brothers Mentoring
The Big Brothers mentoring program provides boys and young men with a role model to talk to and share the experiences of growing up with. Through regular outings, a relationship is developed between the mentor and the mentee, which is built on trust and common interests and is supported by our experienced case-workers. The result is a life-changing experience for both the mentor and the mentee.
The Big Brothers mentoring program usually requires two regularly scheduled outings a month of a few hours each and a minimum of a one year commitment.
Big Sisters Mentoring
The Big Sisters mentoring program provides girls and young women with a role model to talk to and share the experiences of growing up with. Through regular outings, a relationship is developed between the mentor and the mentee, which is built on trust and common interests, and is supported by our experienced case-workers. The result is a life-changing experience for both the mentor and the mentee.
The Big Sisters mentoring program usually requires two regularly scheduled outings a month of several hours each and a minimum of a one year commitment.
The In-School mentoring program provides youth with a role model and a friend to talk to and share the experiences of growing up 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 on school grounds.
The In-School mentoring program requires a weekly visit of one hour for the duration of the school year. Matches do not meet over the summer break or during other school holidays.
Go Girls! Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds!
Go Girls! Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds is a group mentoring program for girls ages 10-14 that focuses on leading healthy, active, balanced lives and self-esteem. The single, most important goal of the program is to positively shape the lives of young women and girls by helping them build a positive self-image – setting them on a path to reach their full potential in life.
The Go Girls! program consists of ten mentoring sessions, at local community centers lead by mentors aged 18-25. Each 2.5 hour-long session is structured around four themes: being active, food and nutrition, building self-esteem and self-confidence and developing healthy relationships.
Through activities, discussion, art, and journaling, Go Girls! addresses key issues that young girls face such as body image, social media and places a strong emphasis on drug and alcohol prevention by encouraging positive choices.
Game On! Eat Smart, Play Smart!
Game On! is a group mentoring program for providing boys and young men with information and support to make informed choices about a range of healthy lifestyle practices. Through non-traditional physical activities, complemented with healthy eating support, participants are engaged in life skills, communication, and emotional health discussions designed to engage participants in the pursuit of life-long healthy lifestyles.
Game On! includes seven 75-minute core sessions. There are also four extension modules that capture potential issues and topics specific to various locales and the interests of the mentors and participants.
At Quest Club, volunteers provide friendship and academic support to teens in Grade 9. The program aims to reach youth who cannot afford tutoring and who could benefit from added guidance and support in Math and Sciences. Quest Club strives to enrich mentor-mentee relationships by creating a dynamic learning environment that caters to diverse learning styles. Participants engage in educational activities, complete homework together, and most of all—have fun, igniting a love for learning in a safe, supportive environment. Teens are encouraged to collaborate with their mentor to set realistic, individualized learning goals and methods by which to achieve them.
The Teen Mentoring program matches middle and high school volunteers with a child at a nearby elementary school. Matches meet for one hour each week, on school grounds, during school for the duration of the school year in Squamish. Big and Little Buddies do fun activities together including, playing sports and games, arts and crafts, playing on the playground or just hanging out together.
It’s a great way to learn new skills, gain volunteer hours and an awesome way to have fun!
The teen program is open to students in grades 7-12. Please note that the Teen Mentoring program is not offered at all schools and serves children in grades 1-6.
*Howe Sound Secondary students volunteer at Squamish Elementary Thursday’s 2-3pm.
*Don Ross Middle School students volunteer at Brackendale Elementary Friday’s 2-3pm.