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Information 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.

Short reports will be required by the Mentors at the end of each month that describe the events of the mentoring. All mentors will be given a Booklet that contains policies, reporting format guide, and activities to do with their mentee.

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 – contact us to get this for FREE
  3. Read and understand Policies in Handbook
  4. In-person interview with the Executive Director and Program Administrator
  5. Complete Online Training – 2 to 3 hours long https://moodle.albertamentors.ca/login/index.php
  6. Sign Confidentiality and Mentoring Agreement form
  7. YOU ARE DONE! Time to get matched with your Mentee!

 

Roles and Responsibilities

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.