Mentoring & BA:ROS

Created for Bullying Awareness: Reclaiming Our Schools by Vanessa Hamilton, OCT is a secondary school based mentoring program that aims to work with either grade eight transitioning students, or established grade nine students, depending on what the individual school prefers.  This program offers the flexibility of being run for one, or two years.  Please contact for details.

Mentoring is also a natural step in relationship and community building, and
Bullying Awareness: Reclaiming Our Schools was honoured to host June Lee, a 2011 University of Toronto, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Junior/Intermediate teacher candidate as our intern the month of May 2011!  What an awesome experience!

Mentoring is an essential to not only training a new teacher, but moreover, to the establishment of healthy relationships with each other, and the greater community.  During her time with BA:ROS, June engaged in the learning process of becoming a socially aware teacher, capable of understanding and working with students with diverse needs.  Through a placement with the Centre for Rational Learning in Oshawa, ON, June was exposed to the challenges and joys of working in a Section class through the Durham District School Board.  Through conducting bullying awareness based research, June was able to realize the importance of age-appropriate learning experiences surrounding the issue of bullying in schools.

Mentoring enhances relationships and overall feeling of positivity and self worth for all who participate in them, instilling a sense of belonging, security, and validation that often is not accomplished otherwise.