ENROL A YOUNG PERSON
Child Enrollment Form
NOTE THAT OUR AGENCY SERVES RESIDENTS OF LANGLEY ONLY.
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HOW IT WORKS
When applying for our programs, a mentee (Little Brother/Sister) must be between the ages of 7 and 14 years. The mentoring relationship can be supported by the agency through to 18 years of age.
A Mentoring Coordinator will work with you and your child to review your situation and determine how a mentor would be of benefit. Factors that would be considered regarding your child’s needs include:
- Parent or guardian support
- Adult involvement other than the parent(s) or guardian(s)
- Peer relationships
- School performance
- Involvement in community activity
- Living environment
- Ability to form and maintain a healthy, safe relationship
- Ability to perform self-care
ABOUT THE ENROLLMENT PROCESS
The Application Process
fOR OUR BIG BROTHERS/BIG SISTERS PROGRAM
- After the Parent/Guardian submits the initial inquiry to our agency, we will provide information about our agency and mentoring programs, as well as a Child Application form. The application must be completed by a Legal Guardian.
- Once the application is completed, the Parent/Guardian must submit the documents back to our office.
- The child’s application will be reviewed and processed.
- A Parent/Guardian and Child Interview will be scheduled with a Mentoring Coordinator at our agency.
- Both the Child and the Parent/Guardian will be invited in to our office to attend a Pre-Match training.
- The child will be placed in the wait pool as our agency works to match the child with the best-suited mentor.
The Matching Process
Similar to the application and assessment process, the matching process can vary from agency to agency and from program to program, but in general:
- The caseworker, now familiar with the volunteer and the children and youth waiting to be matched, discusses a potential match with the volunteer, the child or youth, and, depending on the program, with the family
- For community based mentors, a pre-match introduction meeting is scheduled for the volunteer and Little's parent/guardian to ensure a good fit before being introduced to the Little
- The caseworker arranges for a meeting between the child or youth, the volunteer mentor, and often the parent or guardian
If everyone agrees, the match can begin!