Community engagement and investment in the common good can take many forms. Peer Mentorship, a volunteer program, is more likely than brief service to build awareness and character and often is a strong predictor of university success (Sedlacek, 2011). Peer Mentors strive to be young men who think about helping with rather than doing for others.
As a Peer Mentor, you will increase your ability to take other perspectives, to care about people different that you in terms of age, personal history, learning profile and other characteristics.
For students who want immersive, sustained, authentically chosen and powerful learning experiences. Activities as a peer mentor might deepen your understanding of yourself and help you figure out who you are and want to be.
A 10-month commitment, September through to June, selected candidates receive training in supporting students with a variety of learning profiles. The work is very personal in nature, occurring in either: a small group setting, a classroom or working one-to-one with a student, from Kindergarten through to Grade 12.
Peer Mentors receive full service hours as well as reference letters for scholarships and admissions to universities and post secondary institutions. Reference letters are specific to the individual, their initiatives and the depth of his learning experience.
Grade 11 students may sign up for peer mentorship online during course selection or contact TLC (The Learning Centre) teachers directly.
We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.
Sir Winston Churchill