CRITERIA

HOW IT WORKS

Young people in our Programs are:

  • Young people 5-18 years of age living in the London & Middlesex Area
  • Young people and their parent(s)/guardian(s) have decided that they would enjoy and benefit from a mentoring relationship
  • Young people who want to have fun, feel safe and share new experiences with trusted adults
  • Young people who are able to form a two-way friendship with a volunteer
  • Young people who have limited extracurricular activities
  • Young people and parent(s)/guardian(s) are able to make a commitment to the program for at least one year

Many of the young people in our programs are living in single-parent households, however, children in two-parent families are eligible for our programs – the structure of the family is not part of the eligibility criteria.  Support for involvement is necessary from all parent(s)/guardian(s), including non-custodial parents.

School-based mentoring program participants are referred by school personnel through the Thames Valley District School Board and the London District Catholic School Board.

To find out more about enrolling a child or young person in our programs, please contact Emily Sereda, Family Enrollment Worker Emily.sereda@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca or 519-438-7065 x 6232

 

This application is for the Community Based one-to-one mentoring program.  This is a program that matches a child with a screened, adult mentor. The match will commit to weekly visit (3-4 hours each week) for one calendar year.  Matches may continue past the one year mark if all members agree.

A mentoring relationship is meant to provide a stable, dependable and fun experience for your child or youth and is focused on enjoyable activities and outings.

If you are the legal parent or guardian, you may start the enrollment process by filling out this form and Submit” at the end.

We call all families within 3-4 weeks of receiving applications.  Please ensure that you check your voicemail or email so you don’t miss their call!  Please do feel free to call us at 519-438-7065.

  • Parent or guardian support
  • Adult involvement other than the parent(s) or guardian(s)
  • Peer relationships
  • School performance
  • Involvement in community activity
  • Living environment
  • Ability to form and maintain a healthy, safe relationship
  • Ability to perform self-care
  • Parent/Guardian Information

  • CHILD INFORMATION

  • (must be between 6 and 16 years)