One to One Mentoring

Big Brothers Mentoring

The Big Brothers mentoring program provides boys and young men with a role model to talk to and share the experiences of growing up with. Through regular outings, a relationship is developed between the mentor and the mentee, which is built on trust and common interests, and is supported by our experienced case-workers. The result is a life-changing experience for both the mentor and the mentee.

The Big Brothers mentoring program usually requires two regularly scheduled outings a month of a few hours each and a minimum of a one year commitment.

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Big Sisters Mentoring

The Big Sisters Mentoring program provides girls and young women with a role model and a friend to talk to and share the experiences of growing up with. Through regular outings, a relationship is developed between the mentor and the mentee, that is built on trust and common interests, and is supported by our experienced case-workers. The result is a life-changing experience for both the mentor and the mentee.

The program strives to do the following:

  • Provide a role model and a friend for girls and young women
  • 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

The Big Sisters mentoring program usually requires two regularly scheduled outings a month of a few hours each and a minimum of a one year commitment.

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Adult In-School Mentoring

The In-School Mentoring program provides girls and boys with a role model and a friend to talk to and share the experiences of growing up with, within school grounds. For one hour a week, mentors meet with their mentee and engage in activities such as board games, crafts or just hang out in the playground.

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

The In School Mentoring program requires a weekly visit of 1 hour for the duration of the school year. Matches do not meet over the summer break or during other school holidays.

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Teen In-School Mentoring

Our Teen In-School Mentoring program provides girls and boys with a teenage role model and a friend to talk to and share the experiences of growing up with, within school grounds. For one hour a week, mentors meet with their mentee and engage in activities such as board games, crafts or just hang out in the playground.

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

The In-School Mentoring program requires a weekly visit of 1 hour for the duration of the school year. Matches do not meet over the summer break or during other school holidays.

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Group

Go Girls! Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds!

Go Girls! is a group mentoring program for girls ages 8 – 14 (age requirement may vary depending on location of program) that focusses on physical activity, balanced eating and self-esteem. The single, most important goal of the program is to positively shape the lives of young women and girls by helping them build a positive self-image – setting them on a path to reach their full potential in life.

The Go Girls! program consists of seven mentoring sessions, held over an 8-week period, after school within school facilities, or at local community recreation centres. Each 2-hour-long session is loosely structured around four themes: physical activity, healthy eating, self-esteem, and communication skills.

The program strives to do the following:

  • Create appreciation for the benefits of an active, healthy lifestyle
  • Build understanding of what constitutes healthy eating habits and the risks associated with eating disorders
  • Promote the importance of positive mental activity and regular physical exercise
  • Encourage awareness of core values, personal interests, strengths and attributes
  • Support the development of leadership and life skills
  • Offer guidance in establishing and maintaining friendships
  • Have mentors make a difference while having fun

This program is available in partnership with our agency and the City and Township of Langley at various community recreation centres.

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Game On! Eat Smart, Play Smart!

Game On! is a group mentoring program that provides boys ages 8 – 14 (age requirement may vary depending on location of program) with information and support to make informed choices about a range of healthy lifestyle practices. Through non-traditional physical activities complemented with healthy eating support, participants are engaged in life skills, communication, and emotional health discussions designed to engage participants in the pursuit of life-long healthy lifestyles.

Game On! includes eight, 2-hour core sessions which include four extension modules that capture potential issues and topics specific to various locales, and the interests of the mentors and participants.
The program strives to do the following:

  • Through the lens of healthy living, openly discuss current and pressing issues facing boys and young men
  • Build appreciation for the benefits of healthy eating habits
  • Promote physical exercise through the use of non-traditional activities
  • Instill respect for socio-economic, ethno-cultural, and racial diversity
  • Encourage leadership skills and independent thinking
  • Have mentors make a difference while having fun

This program is available in partnership with our agency and the City and Township of Langley at various community recreation centres.

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Explorations

Children who participate in Explorations choose from a list of four options, one activity that they would like to “explore”. Experts in these fields from the Langley community teach children all about the topic they’ve selected through interactive learning and demonstrations.

The first forty-five minutes of each Exploration session is spent with all children in the program (regardless of the activity option they chose) having a snack, playing a game, getting exercise, and/or participating in a group discussion. For the last hour and 15 minutes, the children will all separate into their chosen activity with their leaders and have full access to the venue’s associated amenities.

This program is available exclusively at HD Stafford Middle School and takes place once a week, for two hours over five consecutive weeks at different points in the school year.

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