Youth Mentoring Program

This program is designed to connect youth (mentees) with community volunteers (mentors) who offer support and encourage youth to develop their skills, improve their performance and become the person they want to be. The Mentor-Mentee match will connect for at least 2 hours a week for 16 weeks via email, telephone, and/or face to face. Why Become a Mentee? Are you in control of your life? Do you know where you are heading and the steps needed to achieve your goals? Mentoring allows you to focus on how you can forward your career. A mentor can provide guidance, support and space for you to think. These are some reasons for needing a mentor:

  • Career planning and progression
  • Networking
  • Support if you are coping with problems
  • Development of new skills such as leadership or public speaking

Are you ready to be a mentor? Mentoring provides development opportunities for mentors as well as great personal satisfaction. Being a mentor can be challenging, inspiring and enlightening. The recruitment of good mentors is the key to the success of the program, are you:

  • Willing to help youth develop and achieve success?
  • Prepared to invest time and effort
  • A good listener and able to encourage others?
  • Interested in challenging and helping someone to reach further?
  • Willing to share your personal knowledge and experiences?
  • Willing to keep matters confidential?

Staff at this location speak Arabic, Assyrian, Cantonese, English, Ga, Gujarati, Hebrew, Hindu, Italian, Punjabi, Romania, Spanish, Swahili, and Twi.

Services Available

Mentees will be matched with an appropriate mentor based on the information provided, taking particular note of the main reason for seeking a mentor. Mentors we will be matched with a mentee according to expertise, experience and skills. Once a suitable match has been found, both the mentor and mentee will be contacted and provided with anonymous information about the proposed mentoring partner. If both parties are satisfied with the proposed match, contact details will be exchanged. A trained Mentoring Consultant will orient both mentor and mentee into the process, arrange an introductory meeting and monitor and support the mentoring process. Follow-up support is available for the mentee for three months after completion.

This Program is Located at:

Vaughan Centre
7800 Jane Street, Unit 1
Concord, Ontario
L4K 4R6
Phone: 905.669.5627
Fax: 905.669.1127
vaughanemployment@costi.org

The Youth Mentoring Program is free of charge.

The Youth Mentoring Programis funded by the United Way of York Region

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