Mentoring Program Goals

The goal of the SCCYI Mentoring Program is to provide the youth of Swift Current and surrounding area with a positive and supportive influence that is able to put in the time and effort to build into the future of our youth. It is our hope that the youth who receive mentoring will learn the life skills necessary to be positive members of society and have access to the resources and supports necessary to succeed.

As a mentor, you are a trusted adult friend to your mentee. This means that role is to empower the youth by listening to their opinions and letting them make some choices so long as safety is not compromised.

A mentor is also a positive role model. A positive role model demonstrates how to make decisions and respond to different life situations. A positive role model sets an example more by actions than they do words.

Mentors are nurturer’s of possibilities. Mentors are given the opportunity to help their mentee develop their strengths. As a mentor you can be a positive support and provide continuous encouragement as your mentee develops.

If you are interested in becoming a mentor, contact the Center for more information.

Application Forms:

Process to Becoming a Mentor:

  1. Complete an Application form and bring it in to The Center – we’d love to meet you!
  2. Vulnerable Sector check is needed. We will provide a letter for you to take to the local RCMP detachment to get it free of cost.
  3. Read and understand Policies in Handbook. Handbook will be provided for you after submission of the application.
  4. In-person interview with the Executive Director and Program Administrator.
  5. Complete Online Training – 2 to 3 hours long 
  6. Sign Confidentiality and Mentoring Agreement form

After the process is complete, we will work to match you with a mentee. This process includes a meeting with the parents/guardians of the mentee and The Center staff.

 

    Please answer all of the following questions as completely as possible. These answers will assist in the matching process.

    Please read carefully before signing:

    Thank you for your interest in having a mentor. All information provided in this application confidential and will only be used as a means to provide a successful mentoring match.

    1. 1. Understand that at any time I have questions or concerns about my child’s Mentor, I am able to talk to the Mentoring coordinator.
    2. 2. Acknowledge that this consent form will be filed at the SCCYI The Center
    3. 3. Understand that my child will be contacted by the Program Administrator to supervise and monitor the relationship with their Mentor.
    4. 4. Understand that my child cannot have contact with their Mentor outside of the scheduled sessions and planning of sessions.
    5. 5. Agree to inform the Program Administrator if I choose to withdraw my child from the program.
    6. 6. Release the Swift Current Community Youth Initiative: The Center (including all partners) and their employees, directors, and volunteers from any cause or action
      or claim for damages arising form my child’s association with the Mentoring Program, or with the Swift Current Community Youth Initiative in its entirety.
    7. 7. Consent to my child being transported to and from activities and sessions by the mentor

    By continuing, I agree that all of the above information is true and agree to have my child participate in the SCCYI mentoring program.