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Programmes at a Glance

Research states that children can benefit from the additional support of peers and adults throughout their lives, beginning in primary school through to college.

The goal is to provide students access to a mentoring relationship throughout their school life, enhancing each stage of their journey by connecting them to one or more mentors with whom they can build and sustain meaningful relationships.

adultTraditional Mentoring

OPTIONS: One-to-One and Team Mentoring
MENTORS: Adults from the community at large and the business sector

MENTEES: Primary, middle and senior school students; ages 8-17 years
PLACE: School-based
COMMITMENT: One lunch hour a week for at least an academic school year, a total of 35 hours and an equivalent of less than one working week

Adult volunteers (mentors) are matched with students (mentees) in school. Mentors spend one hour per week making meaningful connections being role models and friends.    Learn more     Apply now

peerPeer Mentoring (Student-to-Student)

OPTIONS: One-to-One and Team Mentoring
MENTORS: Senior school and Bermuda College students
MENTEES: Primary and middle school students; ages 7-14 years
PLACE: School-based
COMMITMENT: One hour a week for at least a school year

This programme matches older youth with younger students in either mentoring or supervised reading relationships, to provide friendship and support. Mentors and mentees spend one hour per week making meaningful connections. Matches are made within the same school or between different schools.    Learn more     Apply now

intergenReading Mentoring

OPTIONS: One-to-One and Team Mentoring
MENTORS: Student, Adult & Senior/Retiree Volunteers
MENTEES: Primary school students; ages 5-10 years
PLACE: School-based
COMMITMENT: One hour a week for at least a school year

The programme matches individuals and teams of (older) adults and students with primary school children to build positive relationships and strengthen their literacy skills. It utilizes mentors’ experience, knowledge and understanding to provide additional support to students in school and strengthen ties between generations.    Learn more     Apply now

intergenWorksite Mentoring

PROGRAMME: One-to-One and Team Mentoring through business partnerships
MENTORS: Adult Volunteers
MENTEES: Senior school students; ages 15-18 years
PLACE: Mentor’s place of work; afterschool, 4-5pm
COMMITMENT: One hour a week for at least a school year

This programme is designed to partner with companies who wish to engage their employees in mentoring. The relationship takes place at the mentors’ place of work. The mentor helps the student become accustomed to the rules, norms and expectations of the workplace and can provide career insight and guidance based on personal career experience.    Learn more

 

Programme Categories You Should Know

One-to-One Mentoring
As the traditional model of mentoring, one mentor is matched with one mentee for one lunch hour a week in the student’s school.

Team Mentoring
Mentors work in a team, interacting regularly with small groups of youth developing a number of relationships simultaneously.