Legends Mentoring Program
The Legends Mentoring Program provides one-on-one support to children with autism. Paired with caring mentors, the children gain a personal advocate to understand, encourage and guide them.
Children with autism and their mentors create legendary stories together.
By spending quality time together weekly, children and mentors share meaningful experiences and build relationships that truly reward both sides. Through this sort of one-on-one mentorship, children often engage in impactful ways, which can lead to a sense of inclusion and improved social experiences. Further, caregivers of these children may also benefit from the regular respite.
Legends Mentoring Program is designed to support children and youth with ASD between six and 18 years of age. Supported by the Government of Ontario and designed by Big Brothers Big Sisters Canada, an organization with 108 agencies across the country, it has launched as a 12-month pilot program in five regions throughout Ontario, which has the potential to expand nationally.
Jake’s House brings you Legends Mentoring Program through the support of the Government of Ontario and Big Brothers Big Sisters Canada. For more on our collaboration, read Ontario’s new release.