One to One Mentoring
Big Brothers Mentoring
The Big Brothers mentoring program provides boys and young men with a role model to talk to and share the experiences of growing up with. Through regular outings, a relationship is developed between the mentor and the mentee, which is built on trust and common interests, and is supported by our experienced case-workers. The result is a life-changing experience for both the mentor and the mentee.
The Big Brothers mentoring program usually requires two regularly scheduled outings a month of a few hours each and a minimum of a one year commitment.
Big Sisters Mentoring
The Big Sisters mentoring program provides girls and young women with a role model to talk to and share the experiences of growing up with. Through regular outings, a relationship is developed between the mentor and the mentee, which is built on trust and common interests, and is supported by our experienced case-workers. The result is a life-changing experience for both the mentor and the mentee.
The Big Sisters mentoring program usually requires two regularly scheduled outings a month of several hours each and a minimum of a one year commitment.
The In-School mentoring program provides youth with a role model and a friend to talk to and share the experiences of growing up within school grounds. For one hour a week, mentors meet with their mentee and engage in activities such as board games, crafts or just hang out on school grounds.
The In-School mentoring program requires a weekly visit of one hour for the duration of the school year. Matches do not meet over the summer break or during other school holidays.
Shared Journey is a pilot project created in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action and is aimed at creating agency within the youth and mentors life to action reconciliation. The structure of the program is a mentor-lead, ten-week program that incorporates fun, educational games & activities designed to stimulate self-reflection and group discussion on the theme of reconciliation and history of Indigenous people. Each session is 1.5 hours in length and is held after school or during lunch break, primarily within school facilities.
Kids ‘N Kops
A mini police academy for children ages 9 to 13. The purpose of the program is to foster trust and respect between “at risk” youth and law enforcement officers. The participating RCMP officers along with agency volunteers and staff, provide positive role models to instill confidence and self-esteem for the children.
Community Connections: Summer Day Camp
Community Connections is an inclusive Summer Program that is much more than just fun in the sun. Our camps have a structure and routine of active living and recreation. Campers will enjoy outdoor activities, sports, swimming, and outings into the community, in addition to explorations into the creative arts, science, and key concepts of healthy living (physical activity and nutrition). As campers gain new skills, challenge personal limits and have fun they will be forming new connections within the community.
July 3 to July 31, 2018……………..Registration is $250.
August 1 to August 24, 2018……..Registration is $250.
If available space: Weekly…………Registration is $75.
Both of these sessions are held at St. Mary’s School (212 Independent Street Yorkton, SK) Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and include two snacks, sunscreen and bug spray. Space for only 50 children.
Engaging Young Leaders
Engaging Young Leaders was developed by STOPS to Violence (STOPS), Yorkton Tribal Council (YTC) and Big Brothers Big Sisters. Youth ages 15-21 are encouraged to participate to develop skills and abilities necessary to be a Mentor.
This program is held once a month in a north and south location, on and off reserve. Participants meet for a learning day focused on self-development activities.
Club Connect is an inclusive after school program ran at Esterhazy High School. This ten week program connects youth to the community through confidence building, active living, and balanced eating. The 2018 session is open to grades 6 through 9 and runs Thursday’s from 3:30 to 5:00 PM starting on March 8th.