Tong Louie Family YMCA (Mentor for Youth)

Organization Name: Tong Louie Family YMCA
Opportunity Title: Mentor for Youth
Category: Social and Community Service
Commitment: 6 months to 1 year
Start Date: December 10, 2018
End Date: December 31, 2020

Email: christine.koeppel@gv.ymca.ca
Website: https://www.plusonementoring.ca/en/Plusone/Program
Details:
  • Background/police check required
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged between 18 and 55
  • Training or orientation required
Opportunity Description:

The Plus One Mentoring program is for at risk youth in the community, ages 10-17. The youth meets with their mentor for 1 year (or 15 months maximum if need be). For the first 6 months of the program, the match is meeting once a week. During these meetings they will do various activities such as working out, playing sports, swimming, doing arts & crafts, baking etc.  After 6 months, the match begins to meet less frequently; possibly once every 2 or 3 weeks depending on the youth’s needs. During the time that the match is meeting, the youth will create 3 goals for the program to which the mentor will assist them in reaching these goals. The hope is that the youth leaves the Plus One Mentoring program having made positive changes in their life,  and with skills that they can use to assist them on continuing to make positive changes and choices in life.

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