When we hear the word 'mentoring' we often think of a structured one-to-one mentoring relationship supported by a mentoring organization. While this type of mentoring has many benefits there are also different ways to support our children and youth.
This webinar will look at ways to build supportive relationships with youth and informal mentoring opportunities within schools and other youth serving organizations.
Caroline Goslingrecently retired after 35 years as an educator with Edmonton Public Schools. During that time she taught at elementary, junior and senior high, was a behaviour consultant, a principal at four different schools and spent time seconded to both Alberta Children's Services and Alberta Education with a focus on supporting students who are vulnerable and creating welcoming, caring, respectful and safe learning environments. During her last secondment Caroline's main area of focus was mentoring, including supporting the Alberta Mentoring Partnership and setting up a Corporate Mentoring initiative at Alberta Education. For the last five years, Caroline has been a Big Sister and learned about mentoring from the 'inside'.