Community Youth Mentorship

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Registration for Community Youth Mentorship programs is now open!

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. 

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 and York Regions build their leadership skills, confidence and awareness for post-secondary education success. 

Commitment: October 2022- March 2023     Hours: Two hours in-person

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

For more information, please visit our website.

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 the Peel and York Regions.   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 2022- March 2023     Hours: Two hours in-person

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

For more information, please visit our website.

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 within the mentee's school. 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 2022- March 2023         Hours: One to two hours in-person

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

For more information, please visit our website.

Volunteer Sign Up

This volunteer experience is approved on the Co-Curricular Record!

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 the preferred Community Mentorship Program
  • Attend training session(s)
  • Meet 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 the registration form.
  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!


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

Martin Kengo

Supervisor, Community Mentorship