AIM (Alumni in Mentorship)

Mentorship Works

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Reaseach shows that supportive, healthy relationships formed between mentors and mentees can be both immediate and long term, and contribute to a host of benefits for all those involved.

Mentoring relationship have been proven to benefit youth in the following areas:

  • Increased high school graduation rates
  • Lower high school dropout rates
  • Healthier relationships and lifestyle choices
  • Better attitude about school
  • Higher college enrollment rates and higher educational aspirations
  • Enhanced self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Improved behavior, both at home and at school
  • Stronger relationships with parents, teachers, and peers
  • Improved interpersonal skills

Source: www.youth.gov

AIM evaluations demonstrate some of those findings and mentor relationships also impact the life of AIM mentors in a positive way!

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  • The AIM (Alumni in Mentorship) Program supports Trails alumni currently in grades 11 and 12 with connection to an AIM Mentor, an alumni who graduated from Trails a least 5 years ago. With the purpose to support the goal of high school graduation, mentees also benefit from guidance as they transition from Trails participants to Trails alumni and move beyond “Four Seasons, Four Years” and into “For Life.”

    Mentorship options within AIM vary by year. NEW to the program in 2022, we are pleased to be offering our Grade 11 mentees the option of both group mentorship or 1:1 mentorship, while our Grade 12 mentees benefit from 1:1 connections.

    Interested in becoming an AIM Mentor? If you graduated from Trails at least five years ago and are passionate about helping others achieve their goals, please complete the form below.

    Send inquiries to erin@trails.ca

     

    Mentor Interest Form
Words from our Mentors and Mentees

Testimonials

“Thanks to Trails and my AIM mentor, I feel like I’m ahead of a lot of people. I’m more knowledgeable as I enter my future after high school.”

~Jonathan Cater, Trails Alumni and AIM Mentee

Jonathan Cater Testimonial
Fatih Stanley Testimonial

 

“Mentorship has granted me the opportunity to share the lessons and experiences of life thus far.”

~Fatih Stanley, Trails Alumni (graduated 2001), AIM Mentor

 

“I have been blessed to learn from my mentee. I have learned that active listening and empathy can be more valuable in mentorship than trying to solve others’ problems.”

~ Nikée (AIM Mentor)

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