Compared to non-mentored youth who face adversities:
- 17% more likely to be gainfully employed
- 13% earn more on average in their jobs
- 98% believe they make good life choices
A key pillar in Vision 2023 is to increase the value and impact of the For Life program by providing more holistic support to a greater number of people. We want our Alumni to experience privilege by providing equal opportunities to education and professional connections. By deeply impacting one life at a time, we see the multiplier effect across generations and are helping break the cycle of poverty and systemic racism.
Over the next five years, we will support 5X as many Alumni, from 35 to 165, in two areas of For Life: AIM, and Trails Danielle Dion Bursary. The combination of helping alumni further their education and find a career will ensure success as adults and contributing members of the community.
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AIM (Alumni in Mentorship) pairs Trails Alumni currently in grades 11 and 12 with an Alumni who graduated from Trails at least five years ago. With a purpose to support the goal of high school graduation, mentees also benefit from guidance as they transition from Trails Participant to Trails Alumni and move beyond “Four Seasons, Four Years” and into “For Life.”
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 firstname.lastname@example.orgMentor Interest Form
- Building a connection is something that takes time, and happens at a different rate for each AIM relationship. These questions are a resource to help jump start your check-ins and connection, and are meant to assist or guide conversations and goal setting, and lead to open-ended questions and discussion.
- Understanding what mentorship is, as well as the potential impact of mentoring relationships and your role and responsibilities as mentor is important. We ask that all AIM Mentors complete the Mentor Canada Orientation as a starting point for program involvement, and as a supplement to the AIM Training offered once involved in the Program.
“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
“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)