Peer Mentoring Program

man and wheelchair

People In Motion offers an opportunity for youth to participate in our “Peer Mentoring Program.

Youth Mentors will have hands on opportunity to work with peers with disabilities by attending our Youth Club. You will enjoy group  activities like Blazers hockey games, movie nights and theme parties. Our Youth club meets three times a month usually on weekends.

Youth can also attend our Summer Youth Recreation Program as  Peer Mentors and  participate in a variety of summer activities such as  sports days, visits to the wildlife park, swimming and picnics at Cedar Creek Camp. This program is  offered 3 days a week, five different weeks during July & August. You can pick which activities and times you would like to attend.

The objectives of this program  are to:

  •  Raise Youth Awareness – about youth  with Disabilities
  •  Raise Youth Awareness – about People In Motion
  •  Allow Youth to Offer Peer Support for Youth Members in a Recreation Setting
  •  Allow Youth to Earn Volunteer Hour Credits
  •  Allow Youth to Develop Employment Skills

Youth Mentors will  also receive specific training on:

  • People In Motion  “the agency”
  • Safety and function of the Para Transit bus
  • Specific background information about disabilities
  • Some knowledge about personal care
  • Some knowledge about physical support [e.g. transfers]

 

Contact Us