The ICE Mentoring Program was launched in 2014 to enhance the level of support we provide our academic scholarship students.
- Provide a scholarship recipient with academic, professional and personal guidance from a trusted adult
- Provide a support network for any issues the scholarship recipient may face at school or at home
- Ensure recipients feel a part of the ICE family and are empowered to go after their goals
- Recipients are matched with one of our mentors (18+).
- All mentors are required to pass a background check and complete the SafeSport harassment and bullying course in order to be in contact with any of the students
- Mentors and mentees are expected to set quarterly goals for the mentee, ranging from improvements in a specific academic course, improving certain hockey skills, coming out of shyness etc.
- Mentors and mentees can connect with each other in multiple ways:
- They are expected to attend a 4 quarterly events each year that includes all mentors and mentees in the program
- They can meet up in person whenever they like (with a guardian in attendance). We also offer optional events for them to attend in order to facilitate meeting in person.
- They are expected to connected via phone call at least every month
- All urgent issues are escalated to the Mentoring Director and ICE Organization Board
Interested in Being a Mentor?
- Passion for helping others
- Interest in sports (primarily hockey)
- Passed background check
- Completion of SafeSport training
- Capacity to volunteer at least 30 minutes a month for connecting with your mentee and attend all 4 of the quarterly events we have with all mentees and mentors per year (each about 2-3 hours)
- Effective oral and written communication skills
- Experience as a mentor, teacher or coach (preferred)