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
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