Community Youth Mentorship

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Registration for Community Youth Mentorship programs is now open!                       Volunteer for these opportunities here.             

What are Community Youth Mentorship programs?

The CSE's Community Youth Mentorship programs provide youth (mentees) across Peel Region with UTM role models to develop a sense of community, identity and preparedness to thrive!

UTM student mentors will be matched with mentees from underrepresented communities, providing their insight, experience and guidance through virtual programming that is delivered weekly. Mentorship programs promote the importance of staying in school and healthy relationships. Our mentors facilitate a curriculum that instills trust and self-confidence for mentees to make healthy decisions and encourages leadership and communication skills development and independent thinking. 

For 2021-2022, all Community Youth Mentorship programs will continue in a virtual format, with interactions between mentees and UTM mentors facilitated over Zoom. 

 

Virtual  Youth Mentorship Opportunities

 

BIGs On-Campus Youth Mentorship Program

Bigs On-Campus Youth Mentoring program is a weekly interactive mentorship program to help elementary and high-school students across Peel Region build their leadership skills, confidence and awareness for post-secondary education success. 

Commitment: October 2021- March 2022     Hours: Two hours virtually

Day(s): Wednesday Evenings                                Program Duration 10-18 Weeks

For more information, please click here. 


Black Youth Mentorship Program

Black Youth Mentorship Program is an empowering and inspiring exploration of Blackness with Black underrepresented elementary and high-school students across Peel Region.   Black UTM student mentors lead and facilitate virtual activities and workshops that encourage youth to develop a strong sense of community, identity and preparedness to thrive! 

Commitment: October 2021- March 2022     Hours: Two hours virtually

Day(s): Tuesday Evenings                              Program Duration:  10-18 Weeks

For more information, please click here. 


Go Girls In-School Mentorship

The Go Girls In-School Mentorship program is a partnership with Peel District School Board, Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board and Centre for Student Engagement where an adult UTM student mentor is matched with a child in elementary school in a 1:1 match virtually. The focus of the match is fun and friendship for this school year. Bonding over a board game, crafts, or hanging out in a playground helps kids reach their full potential. 

Commitment: October 2021- March 2022         Hours: One to two hours virtually

Day(s): To be determined                                     Program Duration:  5-8 weeks

For more information, please click here. 

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Volunteer Sign Up

As a volunteer mentor, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Inspire confidence, healthy self-esteem and respect in mentees
  • Engage mentees in creative, fun and interactive virtual workshops
  • Inform mentees of post-secondary education (PSE) options by reducing barriers and creating opportunities to interact with UTM students, staff and faculty
  • Support mentee's ability to think constructively and positively about the future

Volunteers must:

  • Complete the webform, identifying preferred Community Mentorship Program
  • Attend training session(s)
  • Meet virtually with your project team for training
  • Complete assigned tasks
  • Complete reflection activity after the program

There are a few steps before you can officially volunteer for Community Youth Mentorship Programs. Please follow the steps below:

  1. Fill out this form page.
  2. Attend training session(s), which will be communicated to you once you sign up.

There are limited spaces for each project. Sign up is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please continue to check our website regularly for upcoming opportunities!

 

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This experience is approved on the Co-Curricular Record (CCR)! Links to the ccr website.

Inquiries

For all questions and feedback regarding Community Youth Mentorship programs, please contact:

Martin Kengo
Community Engagement Coordinator, Community Mentorship