Funded by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services Student Links is an opportunity for students (ages 14 to 21) who have an intellectual disability to explore ideas for their future after high school. It matches students and mentors who naturally share a common passion or interest. The goal is to enhance their capacity to make informed decisions about their future prior to leaving school.
We welcome community members who are interested in mentoring youth who have an intellectual disability to explore an interest and develop new skills. This is an opportunity to share your knowledge and passion with a young person who shares the same interests in a meaningful way.
Student Links provides high school students with the opportunity to explore their interests and gain new skills through being matched with a mentor in their community who share a similar passion or interest. The goal of these connections is to give the students an opportunity to explore new possibilities for what they can do after the graduate high school.
“Meeting Jay was really exciting because he reminded me of myself when I was in high school. He loves technology, he’s super eager to learn and he’s willing to try new things. So when we first met, we decided it would be a good idea to learn how to create a simple website. I’d walk him through it and he could keep exploring other possibilities on his own.” -Rohit Prashad, Student Links Mentor, Software Engineering and Industrial Design