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Volunteer Group Mentors, Pathways to Education™ Scarborough Village

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.
 
Responsibilities:

  • 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.

 
Qualifications:

  • 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  lorna.richards@youthlink.com or call 647-786-3471