How eMentoring Works

All communication is online, through our host platform MentorCity. Mentors and mentees make profiles on MentorCity, and are matched based on their profiles. Mentees work through our curriculum on MentorCity; the curriculum explores post secondary, career options, and how to be successful after high school. Pairs discuss the curriculum topics by sending messages to each other through MentorCity.

Here's what to expect when you're a mentor

  1. If you are accepted as a mentor, you will receive a welcome email with our Mentor Handbook and tutorials for how to use our online platform, MentorCity.

  2. Create an eMentoring profile through MentorCity. All mentees also create profiles. Your profiles include:

    • Career interests

    • Hobbies

    • Topics you wish to discuss with a mentee

    • For safety, you may NOT include any identifying information including: last names, contact information, or social media handles

  3. The ReMBC team matches you to a mentee based on your profiles. We hand-pick your mentee so that you can connect on a personal level.

  4. Once you are matched you will be able to view the curriculum and message your mentee through MentorCity.

    • The curriculum:

      • Consists of 8 Personal Quest Units, each with 5-8 activities.

      • Topics include getting into post secondary, career exploration and “adulting”. Please see the ReMBC Personal Quest Curriculum Map for a complete list of topics.

      • You and your mentee will do readings, watch videos, play games, and do fun activities.

      • Discussion questions for each activity will help you strike up meaningful conversations.

    • Conversations:

      • For safety reasons, you may only communicate through MentorCity.

      • Conversations are not “live” so you can send messages whenever you want.

      • You are required to check for new messages daily. You will receive email notifications when your mentee sends messages, so just make sure you check your email every day.

      • You are required to respond to your mentee’s messages within 3 days.

      • Provide encouragement, share your own experiences, and be supportive of your mentee.

  5. About your mentee: mentees can participate in the program as part of a class, where they receive class time to work on eMentoring, or voluntarily, where they do eMentoring on their own time. We ask teachers and mentees to devote at least ½ hour to eMentoring a week.

The ReMBC team monitors all conversations to ensure participant safety, and to make sure everyone is satisfied with their experiences. If you are unhappy or struggling, you can reach out to the ReMBC team; we can mediate situations and are happy to answer questions.

Explore our online platform: Check out our home page for a peek at our curriculum. Or, contact us for exclusive access to ReMBC's test mentor account: view the entire curriculum, explore the platform, and experience what you'll be doing as a mentor.

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