Bigs on Campus Youth Mentorship
At its core, being a mentor is being a trusted advisor. Being a mentor involves making yourself available to support and advise someone when they need it, delivering that support in a way that makes sense to them, and always keeping that person's best interests in mind.
When you mentor, you really get to know and understand their personality, learning style and goals, which can set you up to offer richer, more relevant advice over time.
Bigs On-Campus Youth Mentorship Program is a weekly one-to-two hour interactive mentorship program to help elementary and high-school students across Peel Region build their leadership and communication skills, gain confidence in their abilities and increase awareness of post-secondary education opportunities.
The Centre for Student Engagement and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peel has created a collection of virtual programming and activities to help UTM student mentor and youth mentees to stay connected. The power of mentoring relationships is important, now more than ever!
Weekly group activities focus on skills development in the areas of communication, decision-making and cooperation through fun and interactive group and activities. As a UTM student mentor, share their worldviews, experiences, and knowledge to youth who are facing adversity or just trying to navigate life.
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 enroll 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 select your project!
For all questions and feedback regarding Black Youth Mentorship, please contact:
- Room 3125, William G. Davis Building (Find us on a map here!)
- Phone: 416-864-8383
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org