Shared Services Mentorship Program
Every child deserves a non-parent adult that cares about them, sees their potential, and supports them in their goals and aspirations. Research has shown that when a child has amentor they are more successful in school, lead healthier lives, and get along better with their parents. The Shared Services Mentorship Program is designed to address the needs of school aged children and youth aged 5 to 21 years that require support with self-confidence,expressing feelings, increasing relationships with peers, and increasing connections to physical activity and recreation in the community.
WHAT ARE WE DOING ABOUT IT:
The Shared Services Mentorship Program is derived from a partnership between PrairieSouth School Division, Holy Trinity Catholic School Division, Mental Health and Addictions,and Social Services. Mentors are trained adults who are partnered 1-on-1 or in small groupswith children and youth. Mentors and mentees spend a minimum of ten hours per month participating in activities that enhance self-esteem, self-regulation, and resiliency skills.Activities are designed to meet the needs and interests of mentees, develop life skills self-confidence and community connections.
● 100% of students demonstrated improvement in relationships and decision making
● 100% of teachers agreed that the program was useful in overall impact
● 90% of teachers noticed academic improvement in students
● 100% of students demonstrated improvement in positive behaviours
Referrals can be made by speaking to the child/youth’s principal, social worker, or mental health and addictions worker.
For more information contact the Manager of Educational & Community Initiatives at 306-692-0688 Ext 228
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP?
Donate! Your contributions allow the Mentorship Program to nurture the potential of children, teens and young adults, promoting healthy living and fostering social responsibility.
Along with continuous improvement to our current programs, we are also looking to serve more children and youth and impact more families as need continues to grow.
All donations can be made as a one-time contribution or a part of planned installments and are 100% tax deductible.
Means a child does not have to experience transportation as a barrier
Provides a child with healthy snacks and fun activities for a year
Sponsors one child’s participation for a year
Sponsors an entire program for a year