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Youth Mentorship Programs

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Mentoring is a powerful tool for building confidence, leadership skills and engagement with youth, which improves their personal safety, increases their engagement with the community and reduces risks of antisocial behaviour. The City supports many mentoring programs including a Community Safety Youth Leadership and Mentorship Program managed by Surrey Crime Prevention Society (SCPS) and a Student Mentorship Program coordinated by the Human Resources department of the City in collaboration with the Surrey School District and CUPE 402.

“Our mentors and mentees make a commitment to a one-year relationship through our Community Safety Youth Leadership and Mentoring Program.” – Karen Reid-Sidhu Surrey Crime Prevention Society

In the City’s program, students gain hands-on work experience and a greater understanding of potential career options. The SCPS Leadership and Mentorship Program provides opportunities for participants between the ages of 12 and 18 to be mentored by volunteers and program staff, and build important life skills. It is a 12-week program that focuses on the delivery of leadership and mentorship training between SCPS Mentors and Mentees in the community.

For more information on how to become a mentor or mentee, contact michelle@preventcrime.ca.

How we'll measure success

  • Increase in the percentage of participants completing the minimum three month SCPS program
  • Increase in the percentage of mentors completing orientation process and one year commitment to program
  • Increase in the satisfaction rate of mentors and mentees with regard to program participation
  • Increased in the number of participants that report improved understanding and interest in work from CUPE 402 job-shadowing
  • Total number of places for mentors and mentees in the program are at capacity given program resources

Youth Mentorship Partners

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