Become a stronger mentor with four days of training and teambuilding during Fall Reading Week (November 13-16), including:
Mentoring attitudes, skills and wise practices with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Winnipeg
A.R.R.O.W.S. Youth Engagement Strategy with AYO! (Aboriginal Youth Opportunities)
Facilitation and conflict resolution with Menno Simons College
Training and teambuilding is scheduled for 9:00 am - 4:00 pm from Tuesday to Friday from November 13-16.
Help facilitate a full-day of group programming once per month, including campus visits and community field trips, such as a trip Shoal Lake 40 First Nation or a seed saving workshop at the Metanoia Farmers’ Cooperative.
Keep connected with your mentee through regular communication and a monthly one-on-one visit at R. B. Russell. Feel supported by your mentor team at our monthly meetings, which provide opportunities for reflection, training and teambuilding.
Mentor orientation and training in October and during Fall Reading Week
Monthly meeting from January to March
Mentorship programming from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm on October 25, November 22 and December 13 and one day per month on a Tue/Wed/Thu in February, March and April
One-hour hang-out at R. B. Russell Vocational High School, once per month
The program will end with a celebration with the youth and a debrief with the mentors. By this time, strangers have become like family, and it’s a good chance to talk over your growth with people who understand.
University students will mentor the high school youth, sharing their university experiences and social justice work. Everyone will participate in cultural programming to explore identity, power and privilege; learn about Indigenous cultures through various experiential learning opportunities; reflect on our gifts and roles in community; meet and learn from community leaders; explore university as one of many paths for achieving social justice and “the good life”; and attend classes and campus events to experience university and student life.
A letter of participation is available to support requests to faculty to be absent from classes if necessary.
The Land and Water Mentoring Program is offered in partnership with R. B. Russell Vocational High School and the Winnipeg School Division (WSD).
Mentors will need to register as volunteers with the Winnipeg School Division and must submit to a Police Information Check and Child Abuse Registry Check. Mentors will need to cover the upfront cost of the Police Information Check, but WSD will provide a reimbursement by cheque. WSD will coordinate the Child Abuse Registry Check free of charge.