GO BACK AND HELP A CHILD GO FORWARD
Our In-School Mentoring Program provides all children with a role model and friend to talk to all from the familiar space of their own school. Bigs and Littles will share experiences and stories of school and growing up for an hour every week.
HOW MENTORING HELPS CHILDREN
Bonding over a board game, crafts, or hanging out in a playground helps kids reach their full potential. Mentoring programs can help keep kids in school, avoid bullying, and develop greater respect for their family, peers, and community.
But the benefits aren’t just social! This program strives to:
- Provide a role model and friend for children;
- Promote the importance of staying in school and healthy relationships with family and peers;
- Instill trust and self-confidence to make healthy decisions;
- Encourage leadership skills and independent thinking;
- And above all, make a difference while having fun!
Workplace Partnership Opportunity
In-school Mentoring is a great opportunity to promote volunteerism among employees in the workplace. Research shows that employees who give back to their community through their employer are more productive, feel more positive about the company that they work for, and are more engaged.
For one hour each week, during school hours, employees can volunteer for the In-School Mentoring Program. BBBSO can offer a presentation to engage your employees with this opportunity and will work with your schedule to find the most suitable time and location.*
*This program is virtual until further notice.
MENTORING MAKES A DIFFERENCE ACCORDING TO A 2005 STUDY…
of Mentors saw a positive change in the child they were mentoring
of students showed improved literacy skills
of students developed higher levels of self-esteem
THE IMPACT OF IN-SCHOOL MENTORING
Time Commitment: 30-60 mins./week (for duration of the school year), during the school day
Youth in grades 1 to 8
Virtual options available
This application is for adults (ages 18+)
MADE POSSIBLE WITH SUPPORT FROM:
Virtual Mentorship During COVID-19 is supported by the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund and Ottawa Community Foundation.