Big Brothers Big Sisters of Halton & Hamilton – $5,000 (Grow Grant)
Connections Mentoring Project
This Connections Project is a 12 week, 60-minute group mentoring program designed to facilitate the successful settlement of newcomer youth between the ages of eight and 12 years old. Volunteer mentors are often those who have experienced newcomer settlement themselves. Each mentor will be matched with two newcomers and will meet on school premises in a group setting, once per week throughout the academic year. The program’s curriculum has been carefully designed with the unique needs of newcomer youth in mind. Each week participants and their mentors will engage in fun, educational activities, learning language and cultural norms, catching up on their weekly routines – all which will serve to achieve the program’s objectives.