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Student Links (Community Living Ontario)

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Dana LaBrash
Coordinator, Student Links- Ottawa Region
Student Links (Community Living Ontario)

Ottawa, ON
Canada

TEL: 613-277-0371

E-mail: dlabrash@communitylivingontario.ca

Vcard: import to my address book

Disadvantaged; People with disabilities or medical conditions; Youth (16-18 years); Youth (11-15 years); Youth (19-24 years)

Student Links is a mentoring program for students who have an intellectual disability to explore ideas for their future after high school. Student Links matches students to mentors who share a common passion or interest.

Some of the mentors that have been matched with students in the past have been experts in botany, broadcasting, comics, film, geography, bikes, music production, aviation, fashion design, fitness and many more.

Students between the ages of 14 to 21 can learn more about their area of interest or be introduced to members of their community who have similar interests.

Student Links Coordinators introduce students to a member of their community who shares similar interests.

Omar's story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zur98tGmdy8

http://communitylivingontario.ca/initiatives/#student-links

Volunteer Opportunities

Are you passionate about entertainment or acting? Do you currently work in the field as an actor and/or extra? If you are willing to impart your experience and knowledge and you enjoy working with youth and helping them to explore their interests, this is the initiative for you! Looking to connect a prospective mentor with a youth to learn more about acting/extra opportunities in the community and possibly to explore other ideas in the arts.

Student Links is an initiative that offers High School students who have an intellectual disability an opportunity to expand on current interests and hobbies, while discovering new possibilities for life after High School.

Your Role as a Mentor:
- Presenting information about your field of expertise
- Introducing a student to your hobby or industry
- Providing an opportunity for hands-on experience

This is an opportunity for you to help a student by sharing something you're passionate about.

Time commitments are flexible.
Location: Ottawa Region- various locations
Deadline: Jun 15, 2020
Are you passionate about entertainment or acting? Do you currently work in the field as an actor and/or extra? If you are willing to impart your experience and knowledge and you enjoy working with youth and helping them to explore their interests, this is the initiative for you! Looking to connect a prospective mentor with a youth to learn more about acting/extra opportunities in the community and possibly to explore other ideas in the arts.

Student Links is an initiative that offers High School students who have an intellectual disability an opportunity to expand on current interests and hobbies, while discovering new possibilities for life after High School.

Your Role as a Mentor:
- Presenting information about your field of expertise
- Introducing a student to your hobby or industry
- Providing an opportunity for hands-on experience

This is an opportunity for you to help a student by sharing something you're passionate about.

Time commitments are flexible.
Location: Ottawa Region- various locations
Deadline: Apr 1, 2020