Do you have a job or hobby that involves basketball? Do you have a love of the game, knowledge of the rules, access to a team? Would you like to share this passion with a high school student?
We currently have a young man who loves all things basketball and would like to explore roles around being involved in the game or with a team – helping on the sidelines or in the changeroom, learning about coaching, etc. He would love to connect with someone who has experience, whether professionally or personally, in these areas.
Student Links is for students aged 14-21 who have a disability. We match these students with a mentor in their community with whom they share common interests. Students are provided with an opportunity to explore a role based on their passions and interests, practice hard and soft skills and network. This helps them form decisions about the choices available to them upon graduation.
The role of a mentor is a highly rewarding one and can take many forms. I seek people who are passionate about their work, and those who want to share their expertise with someone who might not otherwise be exposed to such experiences. There is no requirement in terms of time commitments. A mentorship is formed with the help of the program coordinator and can take many forms depending on the availability of the mentor and student.
Please note - normally mentor-student matches are done in-person, however due to the current Covid situation, we are connecting students and mentors virtually. This might involve preparing pre-recorded instructional videos for the student, meeting over Zoom to share information and answer questions, or setting up a google classroom for example.
If this sounds like something you would enjoy contact Sarah Ellis-Pierron at firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-520-8268 for more information on this or any other mentorship opportunities. Check out our website at https://communitylivingontario.ca/en/student-links/