Neighbourhood Network

Volunteer Opportunity Listing

LT Short Term
May 2
May 2

Youth Mentor

Organization:
StepStones for Youth

Description

In a given year there are an estimated 35,000 homeless youth in Canada, where 58% of whom
have been involved with the child welfare system. Only 44% of youth from the care system in their transition to adulthood.

In order to create long-term change, StepStones supports youth in transition through our skill- based Youth in Transition (YIT) Mentoring Program. Long-term caring adult mentors are matched with youth for a minimum of two years to achieve goals in housing, education, employment, community and cultural integration, and to develop critical life skills.

By partnering youth in transition with mentors, youth learn to develop important life skills through
the exposure to new opportunities. Mentors meet with youth to participate in engaging activities intended to develop leadership, communication confidence, self-care skills and appropriateness in day-to-day interactions. Most importantly, youth create natural long-lasting relationships with responsible adults who will support and assist youth in transition as they develop their educational, entrepreneurial and employment plans.

StepStones’ YIT Mentoring Program is looking for a group of diverse and energetic individuals
who would like the opportunity to connect with youth aged 15-24. Mentors are approachable,
open-minded and engaging. They enjoy sharing interests, and are able to set aside judgement
and be a good role model. Mentors will be asked to meet with their youth at least once every 2 weeks for approximately

Use the contact info below to volunteer for this opportunity!

Contact:

Heather O'Keefe

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