Summer Mentorship Program
Summer mentorship runs from July 6- August 20 in Moose Jaw and will be a blended format of both virtual and in-person activities for children and youth who struggle with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, self-medicating/self-harm, drug use, and social relationships. All sessions are free to join and you do not need a referral from a professional organization at this time.
Children and youth will receive age-appropriate and intentional “at home” activities delivered to their door, which will be completed online with their group and mentor, along with group and/or individualized sessions with their mentor.
For more information on the summer mentorship program and how to enroll, please contact Brenden Hutchinson- Summer Mentorship Supervisor, firstname.lastname@example.org
Shared Services Mentorship Program
Derived from a partnership between Mental Health and Addictions Services, both of Moose Jaw School Divisions, the YMCA, and the Ministry of Social Services and is overseen by a volunteer community committee comprised of representatives of those agencies. Students are referred to this program by the agencies above.
Mentorship runs over 3, 10-week sessions from September – June. Mentors are trained staff who are partnered with a child/youth or small group of children/youth who have a need to enhance their self-esteem, self-regulation, and resiliency skills. Activities are designed to meet the needs and interests of the mentee and to help develop self-confidence, community connectedness, and life skills. Mentors coach and reinforce pro-social development, act as an agent for participation in positive leisure and recreation and support the expansion of social support networks.
The program is designed to address the needs of school-aged children and youth aged 5 – 18 years. The youth that are referred to the project demonstrates both persistent behavior, emotional or social struggles. The youth often have difficulty with peer relationships and/or have barriers to making friends, as well as lacking a connection in some way to the community or an existing support network. Mentors spend time with at-risk children and youth, either directly in the school, at the John Chisholm location, or out in the community, based on each child’s unique individual needs.
For more information about the program, contact:
Moose Jaw School-Based Youth Worker
YMCA of Regina
Located in the Moose Jaw Early Years Family Resource Centre
(Formerly known as John Chisholm Alternate School)
1250 11th Ave N.W.
Moose Jaw, SK
Thank you to our program partners for their amazing support: