Volunteering with The Learning Partnership has tremendous benefits for both organizations, and individuals. Working professionals have tremendous experience and expertise that can positively impact students in our education system.
Classroom Business Mentor
Through our Entrepreneurial Adventure and Dragons’ Nest program, help K-12 students develop valuable skills needed to succeed throughout their school journey and as they enter the world-of-work. By sharing your business experience, knowledge and skills, along with help from a teacher, you can assist students in designing, developing and implementing a real venture, with proceeds donated to charity.
Time Commitment: Most business mentors spend a total of 5-10 hours between January and the end of May in the classroom. The schedule is determined between the teacher and the business mentor, in a way that meets everyone’s needs.
Turning Points Essay Contest Judge
Through our character and literacy building Turning Points program, you can volunteer as a regional essay judge that reads and ranks writing pieces submitted by students for a writing contest to determine the winners in specific categories.
Take Our Kids to Work Workplace Host
You play a role in the development of young Canadians. Through Take Our Kids to Work, your organization can build community spirit and employee engagement, while supporting worthwhile career exploration experiences for Grade 9 students. Register with The Learning Partnership and you will receive program support, resources and tools to help you run a successful event day. You will also be eligible to apply for the Canada’s Outstanding Employers award, which recognizes employers for their outstanding performance and contribution to Take Our Kids to Work day activities.
Time Commitment: Approximately 6 hours on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, plus planning hours.
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