Mentoring Program Goals

The goal of the SCCYI Mentoring Program is to provide the youth of Swift Current and surrounding area with people that they can depend on and look up to through long-term, caring, supportive relationships. People that are willing 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 that are necessary for them to succeed.

Being a mentor means being a trusted adult friend to your mentee. This role is meant 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 by demonstrating how to make decisions and respond to different life situations appropriately. A positive role model sets an example more by actions than they do words.

Mentors are nurturers of possibilities and 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 but have more questions, contact The Center for more information. If you would like to apply, see the steps outlined below.

Process to Becoming a Mentor:

  1. Complete an application form: Mentor Application
  2. Vulnerable Sector check is required. We will provide a letter for you to take to the local RCMP detachment to get it free of cost.
  3. Copy of Driver’s License given to Program Administrator.
  4. Read and understand Policies in the Mentoring Handbook. The Mentoring Handbook will be provided for you after submission of the application.
  5. In-person interview with the Executive Director and/or Program Administrator.
  6. Complete online training – 2 – 3 hours long.
  7. Sign Confidentiality and Mentoring Agreement forms.

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.

To Become a Mentee:

Fill out an application form (Mentee Application) and submit. You will be put on the list and will be contacted by the Program Administrator when we have a potential match for you.