In addition to expedition mentoring and One to One mentoring, Trekkers also has opportunities for gender-based small group mentoring. We believe that these small groups foster students’ self-esteem and identity as they navigate the course from childhood to adulthood. Held at a Trekker staff’s house, these meetings are pot-luck style and involve games, laughter and discussions of relevant issues in the students’ lives.
What is my role as a gender-based group mentor?
The Trekkers model was built upon the principle that programs don’t change lives, relationships do. Following this philosophy, your main priority as a group mentor is to build a relationship with your student. We also ask that you:
- Encourage students to formulate their personal values, ideas and opinions without impressing your own.
- Be a positive role model.
- Consistently attend scheduled meetings.
The group mentoring sessions typically occur once a month on a Sunday evening. Each meeting is approximately two hours.