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A brief slideshow introducing you to NUKO's volunteer Mentoring Program.

A brief slideshow introducing you to NUKO's volunteer Mentoring Program.



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    • Nanaimo Unique Kids Organization Mentoring Project 2008-09 Funded in whole or part through the Canada-British Columbia Labour Market Development Agreement.
    • Nanaimo Unique Kids Organization
      • Non-profit charitable organization
      • Serves neuro-developmentally disabled children & their families
      • Provides 2 Learning Centres in Nanaimo (growing)
      • Offers support to
      • families
    • NUKO now helps families to… advocate for children/youth access services form or refer to support groups establish recreation groups (families and children/youth) present information sharing (workshops, etc.)
    • Why a mentoring program? Environmental Scan- Survey Results found problems… * Parent Knowledge * Access to Information * Waitlists * Funding changes * Cracks & Collaboration * Transitioning
    • What support do parents & caregivers receive? advocacy help group recreation peer contact information education & more…
    • And supports for youth and young adults?
      • pre-employment skills
      • life skills
      • academic support
      • recreation
    • What is Mentoring? “ Mentoring is a relationship where a person with relevant experience supports, counsels, guides, and helps another individual to develop similar capacities.”
    • Who is a mentee? 1. 16 + years (disabled) 2. parent/caregiver Seeking assistance to access information, programs/services, recreation, etc.
    • Who is a mentor? good listener patient, tolerant, informed/experienced helpful shares knowledge, empowers, encourages, 18+ available & willing accepts training
    • Win-Win Mentoring… mutually beneficial networking changes lives helps children, youth, young adults
    • Mentoring benefits… MENTEE knowledge information networking attain goals support MENTOR share knowledge renew confidence enhance networking interpersonal skills
    • What is expected of me? MENTORS Attend training Follow protocols, etc. Be dependable Be committed MENTEES Attend training Follow protocols, etc. Be dependable Be committed It’s for THEM!
    • Open communication… be flexible be honest (graciously) build trust talk, talk, talk, listen, listen, listen
    • What support do Mentors and Mentees receive? Clear expectations Training Matching to capacities & desires Management support Recognition
    • Criteria for participation… RIGHTS safe training/support confidential service file access feedback/evaluation respect, dignity, etc. RESPONSIBILITY be respectful be informative keep confidences be responsible
    • Organizational Chart NUKO Board of Directors Program Coordinator Client Intake Manager Mentor Manager Resource Coordinator Youth Resource Coordinator E-Resource Coordinator Ed. Toy LL Coordinator M E N T O R S
    • Testimonials…
      • professional
      • parent/caregiver
    • Power of Mentoring… MENTOR satisfaction MENTEE strength
    • Mentees & Mentors…