The Circle

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"The Circle" Mentoring

What if there were a place to truly connect with someone?

A constructive social circle to join? What if this circle was centered around the needs of each individual youth?

Youth can casually meet in a group setting and determine if there is a connection with a volunteer or be presented with one-to-one mentoring options. Information is collected through conversations and questionnaires to makes solid match suggestions, but ultimately the choice belongs to each young person. The match is focused on the youth's interests and needs, and supported by incredible service delivery staff who care deeply about fostering healthy relationships. Once matched, mentors spend regular time with their mentees over the course of one or more years together.

Young people can join The Circle if they want a mentor in their life, are aged 10-18, and identify with some of the following:

  • Economic adversity / living in poverty
  • Exposure to violence in the family or community
  • Not engaged in education / school
  • Peer difficulties (including bullied / bullying)
  • Mental health issue (depression and/or anxiety, self-harm, etc.)
  • Substance misuse
  • Contact with police
  • In Care or history of involvement with Child Welfare
  • Indigenous
  • Other marginalized / racialized identity

Learn more about this innovative program at thecircle.bbbs.ca. 
Join the Circle.