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In school mentor presentation

  1. 1. … One Child at a Time! Making a Difference …
  2. 2. In School Mentoring (ISM) <ul><li>Overview </li></ul><ul><li>Meet one hour a week </li></ul><ul><li>During school hours and on school property </li></ul><ul><li>82 schools </li></ul><ul><li>Currently 213 children mentored </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent corporate program </li></ul>
  3. 3. ISM Program History <ul><ul><li>Program piloted in 1996 in Peel and Hamilton </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>based on Dr. Susan Weinberger’s Research (President of the Mentoring Consulting Group) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Started program with Dufferin Peel Catholic School Board in 2001 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dr Weinberger’s Research outlined the tremendous benefits and outcomes for children </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Program Overview <ul><li>BBBSP works with both school boards </li></ul><ul><li>215 children registered in 84 schools across Peel Region </li></ul><ul><li>School Social workers refer children Grades 2-5 </li></ul><ul><li>School coordinates the children and parental consent </li></ul><ul><li>BBBSP coordinates and manages volunteer recruitment, screening, matching and monitoring </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteers spend 1 hour a week with a child during the school year on school property </li></ul><ul><li>Activity boxes help with relationship development </li></ul><ul><li>Caseworkers provide volunteer support </li></ul>
  5. 5. Program Statistics <ul><li>Teacher surveys are conducted end of each year </li></ul><ul><li>97 of children in this program demonstrated increase self-esteem </li></ul><ul><li>84% showed improved social skills </li></ul><ul><li>58% benefited academically </li></ul><ul><li>68% developed better problem solving skills </li></ul><ul><li>55% had improved their ability to handle impulsiveness and feelings of anger </li></ul><ul><li>75% demonstrated a positive influence on their behaviour </li></ul><ul><li>66% of students reported liking school better </li></ul>
  6. 6. Program Costs and Structure <ul><li>Program costs approximately $204,400 </li></ul><ul><li>Expenses include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Salaries of two full caseworkers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Volunteer screening costs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Occupancy Costs - Office Space, Computer Equipment, Program Marketing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Program Supplies and Materials </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Volunteering – Getting Started <ul><li>Volunteers must be 18 years old to mentor </li></ul><ul><li>Complete following forms: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Program Application - different from Development application </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Police Check </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Confidentiality Agreement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Submit references by employer, family and character </li></ul></ul><ul><li>In person interview takes place that lasts approximately 1.5 hours </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Talk about personal history, matching process and next steps </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Volunteering – Next Steps <ul><ul><li>Once paperwork completed, volunteers attend training that includes Child Safety and Match Training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Caseworkers begin to identify possible child matches making recommendations to volunteers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Volunteers able to comment and provide feedback during the match process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Process typically takes up to 2 months but dependant on Police Check </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Volunteering – Match Meeting <ul><li>When paperwork completed, match meeting coordinated </li></ul><ul><li>Includes Caseworker, Social Worker, School Liaison, Principal, Volunteer </li></ul><ul><li>Review process of coordinating regular match meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Exchange of contact and school information </li></ul><ul><li>Review of Child’s history and needs </li></ul><ul><li>Child introduced to Mentor and takes the Mentor on the “Get to Know You” Tour of the School </li></ul>
  10. 10. Volunteer – Corporate Program <ul><ul><li>Companies seek opportunities to fulfill CSR responsibilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Excellent benefit to both employers and employees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lunch and Learn Program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Piloting ISM programs with 2-4 employees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Employers provide staff member with a 1.5 hours to mentor a child during the school year on school property (1 hour mentoring; ½ hour travel) </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Program Needs <ul><li>Volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>In-Kind Donations – Materials for Activity Boxes </li></ul><ul><li>Sponsorship </li></ul><ul><ul><li>School Sponsorship </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Activity Bins </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. How Can You Help <ul><li>Do you know some who is interested in… </li></ul><ul><li>Being an In School Mentor </li></ul><ul><li>Sponsoring a school </li></ul><ul><li>Making an In-Kind Donation to our activity box of board games, craft supplies, markers, crayons, </li></ul>

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