Connect your teen with a Kaizen Peer Mentor
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Learn what post-secondary life is really like from a recent graduate or almost graduate.
Frequently Asked Questions
Below is a list of answers to our most commonly asked questions. If you can’t find the answer to your question, please contact us and we’ll get right back to you.
What is a Peer Mentor?
Our Rockstar Peer Mentors are current upper-year or very recently graduated post-secondary students who have a great set of listening ears and relevant experiences to share. In fact, until we offered to pay them, they volunteered their time to informally help many of our Kaizen clients. They are approachable, mature, witty, and just “get it”.
Is Peer Mentoring the same as Executive Function Coaching?
No. Our Peer Mentorship Program is specially designed for grade 9-12 students about to transition into post-secondary education, or are at least considering continuing their education after high school. There isn’t a focus on Executive Function Coaching, but instead, this is an opportunity to ask questions and receive guidance on what post-secondary life is like, including the transition into it. However, you will find that executive skills like planning, prioritization, time management, self-advocacy, and stress tolerance will come into play in mentoring sessions.
What kind of topics are covered in a Peer Mentoring session?
Anything and everything. There is no set structure for this program; each and every session is uniquely tailored to your teenager and what they need. From what it’s like to live in a dorm, to how to approach professors when they’re in a class size of 500, and everything before, after, and in between. No questions are off-limits during a Peer Mentoring session.
Do I have to be a Kaizen Student to participate in the Peer Mentorship Program?
Absolutely not. We welcome all students thinking about post-secondary.
How long are Peer Mentorship sessions?
Peer Mentorship sessions are usually 45-60 minutes but can be adjusted depending on your needs and availability.
How much are Peer Mentorship sessions?
Peer Mentorship sessions are billed at $50 an hour.
Is there a required number of sessions my child has to participate in?
No, but we recommend at least 3 sessions. This allows your teen to establish a relationship and get comfortable with their Peer Mentor while making sure all of their questions are answered. It’s amazing what they might think of once the conversation gets rolling and they have time to digest the information shared in a session.
How do they meet up?
Online via Zoom or Google Meet. After all, this is the reality of post-secondary and work environments these days and allows your teen to connect from the comfort of their own environment.