Jaku Konbit is proud to launch their official Mentorship Program. Since the year 2000, Jaku Konbit has touched and impacted the lives of hundreds of youth and families in the Ottawa region. In that time, we have always been mentors and facilitated mentoring relationships between members of our community.
Whether it has been our special guest speakers and presenters at our day camps or presenters at our Kwanzaa Celebrations or tutors in the Black Star Tutoring Program or seniors with summer campers in the community garden; in some fashion or another, Jaku Konbit has been in the forefront in the Ottawa Afro Caribbean community serving as leaders, role models and mentors to children and families.
We believe even the slightest positive influence has the potential to change a child’s life. Formalizing the work that we have been doing, Jaku Konbit will now incorporate mentoring into its existing programs such as the Day Camps, Youth Employment and Black Star Tutoring.
In 2018, Jaku Konbit’s Mentorship Program was supported by the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services; specifically, their Ontario Black Youth Action Plan. As such, much of our programming is supported to focus exclusively on black children and youth.
How to Get Involved
Whether you have two hours or 20 hours in a year to contribute, there is a role for you to play. We have several options to accommodate any schedule:
- Guest speaker (topic/talent specific)
- Support group
- Six weeks of two-hour activities
- Two hour training & introductions
- One closing meeting