Are you looking to make a difference in a young person’s life? Does helping a teenager explore their passions and interests as a mentor appeal to you? Would you be willing to meet virtually and/or in-person with a student to share your experiences and expertise, answer questions, work on special projects or lead a tutorial?
I currently have a student interested in deck building in the Kitchener area. He would love to explore the role of deck/fence builder or house framing, or anything related. If you are passionate and have experience or access to this type of work, I would love to hear from you. Depending on individual covid safety preferences, we are accommodating virtual, in-person and/or a combination of the two.
Student Links is an initiative by Community Living Ontario. Our goal is to promote inclusiveness for those living with an intellectual disability. Student Links is for students between the ages of 14-21. The students are matched with a mentor in their community with whom they share a common interest. Students are provided with an opportunity to explore a role based on their passions and interests, practice hard/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. 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.
If this sounds like something you would enjoy, contact Sarah Ellis-Pierron at firstname.lastname@example.org or 226-977-5153 for more information on this or any other mentorship opportunities. Check out our website at https://communitylivingontario.ca/what-we-do/student-links/