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One to One Mentoring
Big Brothers Mentoring
The Big Brothers mentoring program provides boys and young men with a role model to talk to and share the experiences of growing up with. Through regular outings, a relationship is developed between the mentor and the mentee, which is built on trust and common interests, and is supported by our experienced case-workers. The result is a life-changing experience for both the mentor and the mentee.
The Big Brothers mentoring program usually requires two regularly scheduled outings a month of a few hours each and a minimum of a one year commitment.
Big Sisters mentoring
The Big Sisters mentoring program provides girls and young women with a role model to talk to and share the experiences of growing up with. Through regular outings, a relationship is developed between the mentor and the mentee, which is built on trust and common interests, and is supported by our experienced case-workers. The result is a life-changing experience for both the mentor and the mentee.
The Big Sisters mentoring program usually requires two regularly scheduled outings a month of several hours each and a minimum of a one year commitment.
Between Generations mentoring
The In-School mentoring program provides youth with a role model and a friend to talk to and share the experiences of growing up within school grounds. For one hour a week, mentors meet with their mentee and engage in activities such as board games, crafts or just hang out on school grounds.
The In-School mentoring program requires a weekly visit of one hour for the duration of the school year. Matches do not meet over the summer break or during other school holidays.
Couples mentoring is a form of community based mentoring which matches a child with a couple who have been in a relationship for a minimum of two years, based on similar likes, interests, and goals. These matches are based in the community and usually get together for activities for a few hours per week based on their combined schedules; with a 1-year commitment to mentoring. These matches give the volunteers an opportunity to model positive behaviors/lifestyles that can make a life changing impact for a child. By being enrolled in these matches, children are given the opportunity to build a strong and unique relationship with their mentors that can resonate with them for time to come.
Go Girls! Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds!
Go Girls! is a group mentoring program for girls ages 12-14 that focuses on physical activity, balanced eating and self-esteem. The single, most important goal of the program is to positively shape the lives of young women and girls by helping them build a positive self-image – setting them on a path to reach their full potential in life.
The Go Girls! program consists of seven mentoring sessions, held over a 7-10 week period, within school facilities. Each 1.5-2 hour-long session is loosely structured around four themes: physical activity, healthy eating, self-esteem, and communication skills.
Game On! Eat Smart, Play Smart!
Game On! is a group mentoring program for providing boys and young men with information and support to make informed choices about a range of healthy lifestyle practices. Through non-traditional physical activities, complemented with healthy eating support, participants are engaged in life skills, communication, and emotional health discussions designed to engage participants in the pursuit of life-long healthy lifestyles.
Game On! includes seven 75-minute core sessions. There are also four extension modules that capture potential issues and topics specific to various locales and the interests of the mentors and participants.
Kids N’ Kops
Kids N’ Kops is a program offered during the summer months to Littles in our programs. It is a week long program that aims to provide youth with an up-close look at police work. More importantly the program aims to grow a positive and healthy relationship between our young people and our community police officers.
Youth Outreach Program
Antigonish, Guysborough & Pictou County
Available for youth (ages 12-24) that could benefit from the following services: crisis management, family work support, mentoring, advocating, provide/refer for counselling, ability for drop in location, facilitating programs and workshops, assistance accessing supports and services.