The Benefits of Mentoring
Mentoring is often one component of a program that involves other elements, such as tutoring or life skills training and coaching. The supportive, healthy relationships formed between mentors and mentees are both immediate and long-term and contribute to a host of benefits for mentors and mentees.
Increased high school graduation rates
Lower high school dropout rates
Healthier relationships and lifestyle choices
Better attitude about school
Higher college enrollment rates and higher educational aspirations
Enhanced self-esteem and self-confidence
Improved behavior, both at home and at school
Stronger relationships with parents, teachers, and peers
Improved interpersonal skills
Decreased likelihood of initiating drug and alcohol use (MENTOR, 2009; Cavell, DuBois, Karcher, Keller, & Rhodes, 2009)
Become A Mentor
This course is completed outside of the timetable and will be arranged through the counselling department to prepare students to work one-on-one or with small groups of younger students. Students in the peer mentorship course can expect to learn interpersonal skills such as conflict management, problem solving and positive peer leadership skills. This course can be done for 4 credits or Service Learning Hours.
Click the link below for a form to fill in and submit
to one of the school counselors.
Other services offered at Vanier include:
Tutoring – Students interested tutoring will learn questioning techniques, test taking strategies, math tutoring and writing and editing skills. Roles and responsibilities of tutoring will be reviewed also. Students are matched one on one and will meet weekly for community service hours or cash payment.
Teacher Assistant –Teacher assistants provide support for teachers, which may include providing leadership for students, leading small group activities, working with individual students, and other classroom support activities. Students must be responsible, mature and respectful, and able to communicate and interact positively with others. Students are responsible for finding a Vanier teacher interested in having a teacher assistant. This course can be done for 4 credits or community service hours.
Work Experience - The purpose of this course is to provide students with community work experience placements that are relevant to their personal career aspirations. Based on interest, students will be given a work placement that aligns with their career goals as closely as possible. The placement will occur over one regular school semester. This is a 4 credit course.
Use the link on the right to get a form to fill in and submit to one of the school counselors. For more information on these programs, visit Ms. Ouellette or Mrs. Brogdon (Counselor's Office).