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In-School Mentoring

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Go back and help a child go forward

Studies show that mentoring helps kids stay in school, avoid risky behavior such as bullying, and grow up having more respect for family, peers and community.

Helping children reach their full potential can lead to positive community outcomes like a reduction in poverty and unemployment, safer schools and neighbourhoods, and a new generation of civic-minded adults. 

The In-School Mentoring program provides a flexible friendship-based mentoring program for both men and women which matches adult volunteers with a child in a nearby elementary school.

Matches meet for one hour each week, during school hours on school grounds engaging in fun activities such as playing sports and games, doing arts and crafts or just hanging out together.

The program strives to do the following:
  • provide a role model and a friend for girls and boys.
  • 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 *
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If you would like to learn more about becoming a mentor or donating to the In-School  Mentoring program we welcome your questions. 

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* 2005 study, Employer Supported Volunteerism. Commissioned by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada and conducted by Northstar Research Partners