“There was this kid…that kind of hung out with the wrong crowd and he got shot and he lost his life. It’s a shame because he was actually on the list to become a mentee,” says Charlie, a former mentee and now mentor. Charlie used to be a quiet and frustrated kid; he’s now evolved from needing a mentor to becoming a mentor himself.
Being a mentor doesn’t only change your mentee’s life, it also changes yours. Read stories from mentors and learn more about how mentorship can transform both of your lives. Watch a video about the rewards experienced by both a mentee and mentor as result of being matched in a mentoring relationship.
Do you live within the Toronto or York Region area? Are you between the age of 16 and 29? Do you have 3 hours a week to spare for a year? Yes? Become a mentor!
The Peer Project matches youth mentors with newcomer and at-risk kids, ages 6-15, in a one-on-one peer mentoring relationship. The kids you’ll help face behavioral, social, emotional, and cultural challenges. They also may be coping with a mental health issue and/or learning disability. The Peer Project’s kids really need support from a consistent and positive role model. Learn more about The Peer Project.
The Peer Project provides you with training to ensure you have the knowledge and skills you need to be an effective mentor.
Still interested in becoming a mentor and learning more about The Peer Project’s mentorship program? Apply now, fill out the Become a Mentor Pre-Application.
Please note: Your pre-application will be assessed and should there be a match between the information you provided and our current needs (i.e. a mentor within Etobicoke), we will contact you within a week with additional information on our intake process.
Due to the number of applications, there may be times where response times are longer than a week.