100% of mentored students want to go to school every day
The award winning Standing Tall is a school based mentoring program run at Baimbridge College Hamilton. Standing Tall provides trusting relationships established by matching trained volunteer mentors with at risk youth. Mentors provide support, encouragement and guidance to make a real difference in the lives of the young people participating in the program. Standing Tall forges positive links between generations – connecting young people, volunteer mentors and the community.
Research has found that a caring adult outside the immediate family allows for a child to grow into the best possible version of themself. Mentoring has been shown to effect positive change, for not only the child, but the mentor and the community as a whole in which the mentoring occurs.