Bigs on Campus Youth Mentorship

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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 mentee's personalities, learning styles and goals, which can set you up to offer richer, more relevant advice over time.

Log on to learn more about this program in a live chat with staff and partners on: 

  • Tuesday, September 21, 2021, from 6:30 pm-7:30 pm here! Password:298870
  • Wednesday, September 22, 2021, from 6:30 pm-7:30 pm here! Password: 686054

Program Details

Bigs On-Campus Youth Mentorship Program is a weekly 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.

For 2021-2022,  the Big's on Campus Youth Mentorship program will be virtual, with interactions between youth mentees and UTM mentors facilitated over Zoom. 

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 mentors 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 your worldviews, experiences, and knowledge with youth who are facing adversity or just trying to navigate life.

Volunteer Sign-Up

To enrol as a volunteer mentor, please:

  • Complete this form.
  • Attend training session(s), which will be communicated to you once you sign up.
  • Meet virtually with your project team for training
  • Complete assigned tasks
  • Complete reflection activity after the program

There are limited spaces. Sign-up is on a first-come basis. Please note, a Police and Vulnerable Sector Check is needed as a final step to volunteering with mentees in this program. 

 

Inquiries

For all questions and feedback regarding BIGs on Campus Youth Mentorship, please contact:

Martin Kengo
Community Engagement Coordinator, Community Mentorship

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