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GLOW Group Mentoring

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An after school program, that has been developed in response to the gap in service and supports for young girls (ages 12-14) from diverse backgrounds.

The goal of the program is to provide girls with information and support to make informed choices about healthy living while developing confidence in their own identity.

Research has shown that young people require supportive relationships, the opportunity to develop a positive personal identity, the feeling of being in control and being part of cultural traditions in order to become resilient and develop leadership skills (Ungar, 2012). The GLOW curriculum was developed by BBBS Halton in collaboration with the Regional Diversity Roundtable. It offers a unique opportunity for young girls to reflect about their own culture and identity, develop leadership skills and nurture respect and acceptance for others. 

The Program:

  • A school based mentoring program for young girls from diverse backgrounds to develop confidence in their own culture & identity, develop leadership skills & nurture respect and acceptance for others
  • 120 minutes, 1 day each week for seven weeks
  • Groups of 12-14 girls will be matched with 3-4 female volunteers based on common interests and characteristics.
  • Activities include active living tips, interactive games and discussions promoting positive identity & healthy friendships AND energizing snacks!!
Volunteer Profile:
  • Must be 18-30 years old female with a strong understanding of diversity & inclusion
  • Must be able to commit to 25-35 hours over seven weeks that includes 10-hour training
  • Must be able to complete the intake formalities on Volunteer Process page.

Participant Profile:

  • Young girls (ages 12-14) from diverse cultural, ethnic and religious backgrounds
  • Interested in developing leadership skills
  • Willing to nurture respect for self and others
  • Able to participate in discussions in English
  • Permanent Residents, Refugee Class and Canadian Citizens welcome!!