What is a Mentor?

  • A mentor is an experienced individual who provides inexperienced individual(s) with guidance, motivation, emotional support, and role modelling

What is Peer Mentoring 11/12?

  • This 4-credit (120 hours) course will meet off-timetable – class meetings will include during all collab sessions and may include some lunch time meetings as well (as needed)
  • All class meetings are mandatory, and as such, students in this course will not be able to volunteer as Collab Monitors
  • Students will also be responsible for a certain number of volunteer hours related to the learning outcomes of the course, such as leading grade 8s in school tours, attending grade 8 field trips, delivering workshops to grade 5/6/7 students at local elementary schools, planning Kindness Week activities, etc.

Who should apply for this course?

  • Students currently in Grade 9-11 may apply
  • You should be a self-starter who is willing to put the work in outside of a regularly timetabled course
  • You should be organized and have good work habits
  • You are on time for school and responsible
  • You are someone who loves making a difference in people’s lives and improving your community
  • You walk the walk and talk the talk – that is, not only are you committed to being a positive role model, but you also behave as a positive role model

What topics will be covered in the course?

  • Communication skills
  • Conflict resolution and mediation skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Mentorship skills
  • How to create community
  • Bullying

How do I apply for the course?

  • Sign up on the online course selection site

For more information on the course, please contact Ms. Quelch