Hope and Care Tutoring and Mentoring Program provides children and youth with mentoring and tutoring services for academic success in preparation for a pathway to access and succeed in post-secondary education.
One of the volunteering activities that Hope and Care conducts on regular bases is empowering refugee/immigrant youth and children through education. Our aim is to improve school achievement and high school completion of youth from marginalized communities and/or youth with less academic support at home due to their parents’ lower education levels.
Our university graduate members provide free regular tutoring classes to students from grades 2 to 12. We help students with their assignments and homework and give extra teaching hours on topics they might have difficulties or not fully understood at their regular school hours.
We also tutor young adults who want to upgrade their math and science skills and plan to go to trade schools.
Hope and Care also conducts regular mentoring sessions for the youth. Becoming a mentor helps a young person do better in school, understand their strengths, and reach for their goals. Our volunteering mentees are constructive role models for the youth they mentor; they spend time with the youth, support them, advise them and develop friendship relations with them which we strongly believe can have a positive impact on the youths’ academic achievements and other life experiences. We conduct group mentoring as well as one-on-one basis.
We have currently a total of 29 students (24 school age and 5 adults) receiving tutoring and mentoring services from Hope and Care.
Wednesdays from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM (for adults 22+years).
Fridays form 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
Saturdays from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
Sundays from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
Other days by appointment.
Hope and Care exists in order to provide services relating to integration, settlement, adaptation and education for new refugees, immigrants and first generation Canadians regardless of age, gender, religion, nationality, disability, social status or ethnic origin to assist them succeed academically and successfully integrate into Canadian society.
The settlement support services Hope and Care provide to refugees and new immigrants include finding housing, providing household items, clothing, and other basic necessities, orienting newly arrived refugees to the transportation systems, connecting them with community services, offering friendship, moral and emotional support. We also provide services like resume preparation and job search, assistance with translation and interpretation, orientation and information programs on Canadian culture.
The goal of this program is to help new refugees/immigrants improve their English skills by practicing conversations with our native English speaking volunteers. This program also sets the foundation for adults interested in enrolling in formal English classes, such as the ESL or LINC.