YouthLink’s Pathways to Education™ Scarborough Village is a community based education program designed to lower the dropout rate among high-school students from economically disadvantaged communities and increase their opportunity for success in high-school and beyond.
The role of a Pathway’s Mentor is to provide social support and to engage in positive motivational role modeling and skills building opportunities for youth during program time. You will work with grade 9 & 10 high school students in the Markham and Eglinton area (Scarborough Village), assisting staff with program design, developing sporting activities, arts based and group games as well as co-facilitate with other mentors during mentoring sessions.
Hours– we need volunteers interested in athletics, urban and cultural arts, willing to commit 2 hours per week Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday between 5:00-8:00pm from September to June.
- Some experience working with grade 9 & 10 high school students
- Ability to appropriately role model, engage, and providing skills building opportunities
- Provide and facilitate engaging recreational, creative, artistic, and cultural activities
- Work effectively within a team environment and confidently lead small groups of youth in weekly activities
- Demonstrated knowledge about the challenges youth may face in high need neighbourhoods.
- Have previous experiences and/or an interest in working with youth in a constructive and meaningful manner
- Have a completed police clearance background letter not less than 3 months old from date of application
- Able to find resources and use creative ability, interests, or knowledge to share with youth
- Be aware of youth issues and the challenges in Scarborough priority areas to respond in a culturally sensitive, competent, non-judgmental and open-minded manner
- Demonstrate compassion and understanding towards the youth
To apply or for more information please email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 647-351-0091 ext 221