A six (6) week mentoring program for all boys in grades 7 & 8, plus a special event to celebrate the end of program. Offered during nutrition break, the objective of GUY TIME is to build self-esteem and confidence in participants through activities and conversations surrounding lifestyle choices, healthy relationships, and creating a sense of belonging in their school and larger community.
Weekly themes include:
I Am a Guy
Men & Women in the Media
Preparing for Your Future
Online/Onscreen, Managing Stress, Youth Suggestions
In addition to providing a safe space for critical conversations about healthy behaviours, the program also facilitates activities that enable participants to practice these healthy behaviours, and,
like all ROC programs, there is no cost to participate.
Self Esteem & Confidence
Program topics include group discussions on images in the media and the pressures boys face to live up to a particular standard, creative outlets, lawful awareness and positive examples of healthy choices and lifestyle.
Provides a safe space for sharing about the pressures boys face in this age group. Group discussions and 1-1 adult mentoring develops bonds amongst peers as they discover their similarities and become respectful of their differences.
Education on making healthy food choices and discussions on choosing healthy relationships with friends, maintaining open communication with adults at home, dealing with peer pressure, and social media safety.
Rick and Phil are awesome!! I liked spending more time with my friends. Free food every Tuesday!Anonymus
What I liked most was that the instructors were fun and you could talk about whatever you wanted, and we did fun things.Anonymus