In-School Mentoring

The In-School Mentoring Program provides supportive one-to-one mentoring relationships to children and youth during their school day.

Mentoring relationships build a connection through play-based activities. Each session is child-led, based on the mentee’s interests and may include exploring the playground, cooking in the school kitchen, playing sports or checking out arts & crafts and board games in our very own ‘Big & Little Activity Bins'.

Who can be a Mentor?

  • Adults 18+, inclusive of male, female, trans and gender-diverse individuals.​
  • Inclusive and welcoming of Mentors of all sexual orientations.
  • Reliability, consistency, dedication and respectfulness of others.

What are the requirements?

  • Available 1 hour per week during school hours (weekdays between 10am and 3pm).
  • Available for the duration, or remainder, of a school year (excluding school breaks).
  • Able to express care, challenge growth, provide support, share power, affirm identity and expand possibilities with a child

Who are the Little Buddies?

  • Grade 1-7 elementary students nominated by teachers, school staff or self-nominated after learning of the program.
  • A child who could benefit from having an additional caring adult role model in their lives.

Frequently Asked Questions

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