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 and challenges of growing up. 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 Managers. 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 Managers. 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.

 

In-School Mentoring

The In-School Mentoring program provides youth with a role model. Together, mentor and mentee share the experiences and challenges of growing up. For one hour a week, mentors visit with their mentees at school and engage in activities such as board games, crafts or taking a walk on school grounds.

The In-School Mentoring program involves a weekly visit of one hour for the duration of the school year. Matches do not meet over the summer break or during school holidays.

 

Group

Go Girls! Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds!

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Go Girls! is a group mentoring program for girls ages 12-14 that focuses on physical activity, balanced eating 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 group mentoring sessions, held over a 7-10 week period, within school facilities throughout Halton. Each 1.5-2 hour-long session is structured around four themes: physical activity, healthy eating, self-esteem, and communication skills.

 

Game On! Eat Smart, Play Smart!

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Game On! is a group mentoring program providing boys and young men with information and support so that they can make informed choices about a range of healthy lifestyle practices. Through physical activities, complemented by healthy eating support, youth engage in life skills, communication, and emotional health discussions designed to promote the pursuit of life-long healthy lifestyles.

Game On! includes seven to ten 90-minute core sessions, taking place both at noon hour and after school throughout Halton.

 

Adventure Canada Club

Adventure Canada Club is a group mentoring program where youth in grades one through eight are mentored by volunteers between the ages of 16-24 who have an interest in helping a younger newcomer youth learn all about Canada.

With a goal of social integration, they meet weekly, for 10 weeks in a group setting, to build connections, share immigration experiences, practice English conversation, receive homework help and learn about Canada’s culture and traditions.

 

Girls Linking Our Worlds (GLOW)

Girls Linking Our Worlds (GLOW) is a group mentoring program for girls ages 11 to 14 who come from diverse backgrounds. The program focuses on empowerment, leadership development and helping girls feel confident in all aspects of their identity.

GLOW consists of 10, 2-hour mentoring sessions, held over a 10 week period. Through mentoring relationships, creative and physical activities, and discussions, female volunteers who are 18 years of age or older help girls explore different cultures and celebrate diversity, learn different techniques for physical, mental and emotional well being, and develop empathic communication skills.

 

The Homework Club
an after school mentoring program for kids

The Homework Club – An After School Mentoring Program for Kids is a group mentoring program where high school teen mentors support youth in grades three through eight who require academic, social and/or emotional support.

With the goal of increasing student success, youth are matched one-on-one with a teen mentor in a group setting and are supervised by an adult volunteer. Currently, The Homework Club is running at 16 locations in Halton. Programs run once a week for 70 minutes after school from October – May.