Youth Mentors

Time Commitment: 
Mid-Term (3-6 months)
Deadline to Apply: 
Saturday, July 18, 2020
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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?

We are currently recruiting mentors in all areas of interest for our students  - normally, mentorships are in-person, however due to the current physical isolation situation, we are also looking for mentors who are able to connect virtually via conference calls.

Student Links is an initiative by Community Living Ontario. Our goal is to promote inclusiveness for those living with a disability. Student Links is a program specifically for students between the ages of 14-21. 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 the student’s 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.

If this sounds like something you would enjoy contact Sarah Ellis-Pierron at sellispierron@communitylivingontario.ca 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/

Additional Opportunity Information: 
Virtual mentors could potentially be located anywhere across Canada.

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