Our mentoring program provide one-to-one support to young people.
By creating a relationship based on trust and open communication, mentors help kids foster a sense of belonging, build self-confidence and learn new skills and passions. Talking and spending time with engaged adults provides children with positive experiences during periods of heightened brain development. That kind of positive mentoring can help children build a solid foundation that prepares them to adapt to the future demands of the adult world.
Spending time with a young person may seem simple, but science tells us that healthy interactions with supportive adults boosts children’s brain development, mental health, and well being.
It doesn’t take any special skills or accomplishments to be a mentor. If you find yourself reading this, you already have what it takes: an interest in making a difference in the life of a child.
Become a mentor and help a young person do better in school, understand their strengths, and reach for their goals. Your presence, time, support, advice, friendship and constructive role modelling can make a big difference.
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Our mentoring programs involve employee volunteers supporting a child or young person on an ongoing basis. Participating pupils may have additional needs or be facing challenges at school. Current programmes include:
Visit an elementary school once a week or bi-weekly and help a child develop specific skills. Companies and individuals can be partnered with a local school and each volunteer will be matched with a pupil for the academic year.
Help a middle-school student struggling with the transition to high school. Mentors meet with their mentees once a week and set challenges, aiming to improve their confidence and motivation.
Skillcity will broker the relationship between a company or individuals and school, and offer training and support to volunteers.