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.

Program funded by Northumberland United Way

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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.

Program funded by Northumberland United Way

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In-School Mentoring

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.

Program funded by Ontario Ministry of Education

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Group Programming

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Go Girls! is a group mentoring program for girls ages 12-14 that focuses on physical activity, healthy eating, and positive social and emotional development. 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 seven mentoring sessions, held over a 7-10 week period, within school facilities. Each 1.5-2 hour-long session is structured around three pillars: physical activity, healthy eating, and positive social and emotional development.

Program funded by Canadian Tire’s Jumpstart

Program funded by Canadian Tire’s Jumpstart

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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.

Program funded by Canadian Tire’s Jumpstart

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Hoops ‘n’ Homework provides marginalized and diverse youth with the opportunity to participate in free after-school or summer camp activities. Volunteer mentors facilitate activities that support the social and academic growth of young people through literacy tutoring, homework help, and enrichment. Youth aged 13 – 15 years old participate once per week for an eight week period.

Sessions include three program areas:

Homework – Mentors will support youth in completing any assigned homework from school. If the youth does not have assigned homework, mentors will provide age and stage appropriate academic activities.

Life skills –Mentors and youth will have a snack and discuss topics like decision-making, coping with stress, effective communication, problem-solving, and self-awareness.

Basketball – Under the direction of an experienced basketball trainer, youth will become better players and improve ability to work with others, play as a team, and cooperate.

Program funding by Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities Fund.

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