The ICE Mentoring Program was launched in 2014 to enhance the level of support we provide our academic scholarship students.

 

Goals

  • 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

 

Mentoring Structure

  • 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?

Requirements:

  • 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)

 

Volunteer to Be a Mentor

 

“The physical skills, academic skills and ‘soft’ skills our students gained from the ICE Program have made a huge impact on our students and our school community.” – Mary Mycyk, Principal Cicero East School

— Mary Mycyk, Principal, Cicero East School

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