The Teen Mentor works with the same child one hour a week, during their academic break or lunch hour in the youth’s school. The mentor’s role is creating a healthy relationship will doing activities that are of interest to both the mentor and mentee.
- Where: Schools within the community area
- Location: Red Deer , Sylvan Lake , Delburne , Spruce View , Penhold
- When: Weekdays 8:45 am - 3:45 pm
- You schedule the time that fits your schedule.
- Mentoring can occur in a school that works best for you.
- Must be during normal school hours.
- “Littles” in this program are age 5- 16.
- “Bigs” in this program are 16-18.
- Mentoring is 1 hour a week.
Teens that participate in the program benefit from making a difference, improved self-esteem, social responsibility, problem solving, and communication skills. They are able to complete hours for scholarships, school credits or volunteer hours.
Teen Mentoring is for caring and responsible teen volunteers in grades 11 & 12 who wishes to provide encouragement and friendship to a child. Besides playing with play-doh, painting and having fun, you will be a role model to one student. Through friendship, guidance and sharing, you will help build a child’s self-esteem.
Children who spend time with a Mentor gain confidence, acquire new skills and competencies, and develop an enhanced capacity to care for others. By sharing their own life experiences, mentors provide students with a clear vision of what their future could look like, encouraging further education.
Students with mentors have better school attendance.
Young adults who had mentors as kids are 63% more likely to obtain post-secondary education.
Students who meet regularly with their mentors are 52% less likely to skip a day of school.
Mentors experience a sense of discovery and enjoyment as they see the world of possibility open up through a child’s eye. Gain experience for working with children, build and enhance leadership, interpersonal and teamwork skills. Volunteering is also a great way to build your resume.
One child, one hour a week. It’s a small commitment that makes a big difference. Become a mentor to a child in a school environment. You will help build a child’s self-esteem and school performance while having a lot of fun. And it only takes one a week during the school year.
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