One-on-One Peer Mentoring is done twice a week. The results are tracked and followed up by the assigned mentor on a weekly basis.
The mentor is usually a university student, a young professional, or a program director. Mentors act as good role models and personal friends, offering kindness and trust.
Toronto Youth Development, TYD’s Mentors emphasize frequent communication with parents, knowing that the parent is the child’s primary educator.
Children also have the opportunity to be introduced to the working world through job shadowing. This initiative is supported by various program partners and donors. Volunteers at participating companies help with the excursions, mentoring and tutoring.