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What is Peer Mentoring and Why Is It So Effective?

This article was written by Matthew Couto, Matthew is a writer, journalist, Peer Project volunteer, and currently the Communications Coordinator at TechSoup Canada.


When Alicia Jesquith spoke at a press conference in August, a month after her 14-year-old daughter

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How Peer Project Mentoring Works

Curious how Peer Project mentoring works? Here’s a picture of how our matches get put together and the incredible journey our mentors and mentees get to travel together.

The power of a positive friendship can help kids do better in

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I Truly Believe In Mentoring: Sally Spencer, Peer Project CEO

Sally Spencer is the CEO of the Peer Project, and has been working to make a difference in the lives of youth for the past 27 years. In this video, Sally talks about her belief in mentoring and how the

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TDSB Recommends Peer Mentoring To Improve School Safety

Last September, Hamid Aminzada was fatally stabbed in the hallways of North Albion Collegiate Institute. Aminzada, a 19 year-old student, was trying to break up a fight between two students. His tragic and violent death was the second to take

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Peer Mentoring Helps Stop Youth Violence

Stopping youth violence starts before a kid decides to pick up a gun. Through early intervention into the lives of at-risk and newcomer kids, a peer mentor
can help steer kids away from making the wrong decisions.

“As a community

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