One to One Mentoring

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Mentoring Program

Our Mentoring Program offers youth aged 15-24 the opportunity to develop critical life skills. By pairing youth with caring adult volunteers, youth can identify and learn life skills. Mentors support youth by exposing them to new opportunities.

Mentors help youth learn how to interact with potential employers and landlords, develop their confidence and appropriateness in day to day interactions, support them in getting back into school, attend or drive the youth to counselling, attend meetings, make appointments and do activities together to explore employment options such as job shadowing.

Youth can have individual sessions with their mentors and organized workshops that focus on recreation and skills development (self care, housing, education, employment, money, transportation, choosing friends).

The goal of the program is to create natural, long-lasting supportive relationships with responsible adults who can help youth make good life choices. Mentors become substitute aunts and uncles; someone a kid can turn to if they have a bad day.

For more information, call 416-893-5196.

Goals for the Youth in Transition Mentorship

  • Create a lasting natural connection to an older member of the youths community which can increase opportunities for youth, increase exposure to alternative lifestyles and support change
  • Increase educational attainment (high school and post secondary) and employability
  • Increase stable housing
  • Increase support networks for youth

Meet the Youth in Our Program

The following testimonials have been written by youth who are in the spirit program. We asked them to write a little bit about themselves and their experiences. This is what they wrote.