Community Youth Mentorship

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

What are Community Youth Mentorship programs?

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

Serving as role mentors, UTM students will be matched with youth groups 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 with family and peers, instill trust and self-confidence to make healthy decisions, and encourage leadership skills and independent thinking. 

Through this program, you have the opportunity to:

  • Improve your communication skills by facilitating virtual mentoring sessions with youth participants; 
  • Make connections, build relationships and to be part of an online mentorship community with other students;
  • Gain new perspective, knowledge and experience through workshops, discussions and activities;
  • Reflect on your goals, values, and experiences with youth
  • Make friends and feel connected to the UTM community

Responsibilities

Volunteers must:

  • Complete Community Partner Mentorship Application Form
  • Obtain a Vulnerable Sector Check Clearance Letter
  • Attend training sessions alongside other mentor participants 
  • Complete 3-5 hours per week of volunteering for mentorship sessions, this includes planning and running sessions

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 - December 2020     Hours: 2 hours virtually

Day(s): Wednesday Evenings                                Program Duration 8-10 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 - December 2020    Hours: 2 hours virtually

Day(s): Tuesday Evenings                              Program Duration:  8-10 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 - December 2020    Hours: 1-2 hours virtually

Day(s): To be determined                                     Program Duration:  7 Weeks

For more information, please click here. 

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Registration is now open!

1.    Log into CLNx at https://clnx.utoronto.ca/students/overview.htm

2.    Click on “UTORid Login”.

3.    From the navigation menu, go to “Experiential Learning”:

4.    To enrol in the program, select one of the following two options (either a or b):               

a. New Student the Experiential Learning Module (i.e. first time participating in an experiential learning program): Click on the “View Available Programs/Courses” button.

b.   Students previously enrolled in any Experiential Program can access the program by clicking on the “View” button” (located in the “Current Experiences” tile), or by clicking directly on the respective tile located to the right of your screen.

5.    In the “Current Experiences” catalogue, select “Community Youth Mentorship".

6.    Follow the program instructions on CLNx to officially register and rank the positions you are interested in leading.

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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, Access and Outreach
  • Room 3125, William G. Davis Building (Find us on a map here!)
  • Phone: 416.864.8383
  • Email: martin.kengo@utoronto.ca