New Age Mentorship
We match youth (13-18) with a young adult mentor - who provides support but also shares knowledge around personal and career journey - and helps them to work on their short and long term goals. 2-4 hours of programing a week for a min of 8 weeks
The mentorship program will embrace unique, entrepreneurial and emerging forms of employment such as: small business (Tech, Health, Hair/Self Care, digital influencers and creators, and will also educate and connect youth to more traditional career paths. This group will consist of young adults and people of colour who have been able to turn their passion into a business and build stable, consistent livelihoods and or secondary revenue streams. The Mentors Group will provide support to younger youth, teaching them about how to apply business principles to their passion and also guiding them through the thought process of how to determine
Activities and resources: weekly workshop sessions, current events pow-wows, social cohesion
engagements (via sport, gaming, arts) (Zoom during covid19). Youth are given SFL goal books and access to our SFL goal setting app allowing youth to develop/ work on their S.M.A.R.T goals (personal, professional, academic, social).
The outcomes of the project is:
1) Ensuring youth are connected to positive and motivating resources throughout Covid19
2) Ensuring youth are continuing to prepare themselves for real world challenges, opportunities, and success in career paths
3) Building up youth self-esteem and ideas about giving to their community.