250-286-0611 Campbell River........... 250-338-7341 Courtenay mail@jhsni.bc.ca

KidStart

Mentoring for Children and Youth

 

Offered in Campbell River and the Comox Valley, 8:30 – 4:30 Monday to Friday.

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For more information, please contact:

Tara Jordan

KidStart Coordinator

Campbell River

250-286-0611

extension: 113

Cell: 250-203-3111

Email

tara.jordan@jhsni.bc.ca

Wendy Thurlborn

KidStart Coordinator

Comox Valley

250-338-7341

extension: 335

Cell: 250–898-4842

Email

wendy.thurlborn@jhsni.bc.ca

Steve Ayers

KidStart Program Manager

Campbell River

250-286-0611

extension: 116

Email

steve.ayers@jhsni.bc.ca

Angie Prescott

KidStart Program Manager

Comox Valley

250-338-7341

extension: 324

2019 Program Outcomes

Data gathered from voluntary client surveys

mentees were matched with volunteering mentors.

hours were given by mentors to provide positive role modelling for children and youth ages 6-18 through recreational based friendships.

%

of children and youth have increased connection to school/community.

%

of children and youth have improved self-esteem.

%

say KidStart is making a positive difference in their child's life.

““I love my time with my mentor.” 

- Mentee

I would give my mentor a 10/10 for being the best mentor ever because, well, we do lots of fun things together and I just really really like her.”

- Mentee

“This is the one relationship that has changed my son’s life inexplicably for the better in every way possible.”

- Mom of a Mentee

“Because of her mentor she is more centred and self-aware. I think it was because of being able to develop a connection with a caring adult that made her more willing to initiate other positive relationships.”

- Mom of a Mentee

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