IN-SCHOOL MENTORING

The In-School Mentoring program provides elementary school children with either a teen or an adult role model and a friend to talk to. Participants in the program share their experiences of growing up, engage in activities, work on crafts, play on the playground – all within school grounds! For one hour a week, mentors meet with their mentee for a one-on-one mentoring session for the duration of the school year (sessions do not occur over Summer break or other school holidays).

The program strives to do the following:
  • Provide a role model and a friend for girls and boys
  • Promote the importance of staying in school and healthy relationships with family and peers
  • Instill trust and self-confidence in order to make healthy decisions
  • Encourage leadership skills and independent thinking
  • Have mentors make a difference while having fun

CHILD REQUIREMENTS

CHILDREN MUST BE REFERRED TO THIS PROGRAM BY PARTICIPATING SCHOOL LIAISONS/COUNSELLORS.

In School Mentoring (Adult Volunteers)
  • Age requirement of Little: elementary school children, 6 – 12.
  • Applicant must go to school in the Township or City of Langley.
  • Children are matched with mentors a minimum of 18 years of age; there is no upper age limit.
  • Matches require a commitment of one school year.
  • Matches are closed for the summer but can be re-opened in the new school year if the child attends same school.
  • Matches meet for 1 hour, once a week, on school property only.
In School Mentoring (Teen Volunteers)
  • Age requirement of Little: Elementary school children, ages 6 – 12.
  • Applicant must go to elementary schools within walking distance of a partner high school (ACSS, DW Poppy, WGSS, RE Mountain, Langley Fine Arts, LCSS, or Brookswood).
  • Children are matched with mentors between the age of 15 – 18 (grades 10 – 12).
  • Matches require a commitment of one school year.
  • Matches are closed for the summer but can be re-opened in the new school year if the child attends same school.
  • Matches meet for 1 hour, once a week, on school property only.

VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS

In School Mentoring (Adult Volunteers)
  • Age requirement: 18. No upper age limit.
  • Applicant must live or work in the Township or City of Langley.
  • Applicant must be available to mentor during school hours.
  • Children in elementary school, aged 6 – 12, are matched with volunteers.
  • Matches require a commitment of one school year.
  • Matches are closed for the summer but can be re-opened in the new school year if the child still attends the same school.
  • Matches meet for 1 hour, once a week, on school property ONLY.
In School Mentoring (Teen Volunteers)
  • Age requirement: 15 – 18 (grades 10 – 12).
  • Applicant must be a student at ACSS, DW Poppy, WGSS, RE Mountain, Langley Fine Arts, LCSS, or Brookswood.
  • Children in a nearby (within walking distance) elementary school are matched with teen volunteers.
  • Matches require a commitment of one school year.
  • Matches are closed for the summer but can be re-opened in the new school year if the child still attends same school.
  • Matches meet for 1 hour, once a week, on school property ONLY.

PROGRAM SUPPORTERS AND DONORS