In 1996 the City of Toronto initiated a mentoring program in partnership with the City's Elementary Schools to provide each child in the program with a strong supportive role model in a positive, trusting relationship.
The history of mentorship suggests that these relationships have a beneficial effect on a child's personal growth, and reward mentors with a sense of fulfilment from having a chance to make a difference in a child's life.
The One on One mentoring program provides a student in grades 1 - 8 with an adult mentor who volunteers one
hour a week at a school. The program helps students overcome challenges, achieve their potential, and stay in school.
Our goals are:
To provide an additional role model in the life of a child
To build self-confidence in children in order to:
improve overall school performance
develop improved attitudes about their school experience
enhance social skills
increase positive problem-solving and coping skills
press play to view a presentation on the Joy of Mentoring.