Mentors for At Risk Youth (18-25)
We are looking for energetic, mature, professional mentors for our youth in our employment programs
We are looking for mature, positive, professional, motivational, committed people, (minimum 25 years old) or at least possessing more life and work experience, and education, than the youth you would be mentoring.
Our youth participants are part of our Youth Employment Programs which focuses on youth with great employment needs who are experiencing significant employment barriers. These barriers include some combination of challenging life circumstances (poverty, homelessness), limited labour market experience, low levels of education or literacy, and discrimination. The ultimate goal for our programs is securing long-term employment in meaningful careers by providing our youth training, education, and resources in personal management, job readiness, employment skills, career exploration, job attainment, and career advancement. We believe that walking with our youth along this journey is a key element to their success.
In order to provide the best match for our youth, we strongly encourage mentor applicants who have had similar academic/career experiences that the youth are seeking (more information below). It is also our policy to match students with mentors of the same gender identity.
However, should you have other skills or qualifications that are not exactly related to the youths’ areas of interest, we highly encourage you to apply as our youth can benefit from a variety of experiences that can help them through their career journey.
We are currently seeking 4 Female Mentors and 1 Male Mentor who have career experience/expertise in one of the following areas:
*social work, child and youth care, ECE (female)
*dramatic arts (acting), arts and culture, literature and writing (female)
*technology or I.T., video game industry (female)
*carpentry, mechanics or other skilled trades (male)
=Mentors with experience working with LGBTQ+ youth, young single parents and youth at-risk are strongly encouraged to apply
Mentors need to be open to people of all walks of life, experience and orientation. We ask all of our mentors to commit a minimum of one year to this role. In that year, mentors are required to commit a minimum of 6 hours a month to this role and maintain weekly contact with their matched youth to develop a supportive and encouraging relationship throughout the relationship. Full training and ongoing support are provided. Hours are flexible.