Virtual Mentoring Programs & Activities

Online Youth Mentoring Programs & Support

To ensure physical distancing does not mean social disconnection, Youth Assisting Youth has created a collection of virtual programming and activities to help our youth mentors and mentees to stay connected during this challenging time.

The power of mentoring relationships is important, now more than ever! We continue to facilitate empowering, life-changing mentoring relationships for at-risk and newcomer youth who are facing adversity, even if the way that we create and support those relationships looks a little different as we do it digitally.

Virtual Mentoring Programs

Virtual Group Mentoring Activities

Virtual Trivia + After-School Drop-in

After-School Drop-In Program or Kahoot Trivia Game Series with rotating themes and giveaways!

  • Kahoot Tues & Thurs @ 5pm; Sat @ 11am
  • After-School Drop-In Mon/Wed/Fri @ 4pm

Virtual Girls Empowerment Program

Virtual Girls Empowerment Program

Empowering at-risk and newcomer girls (self-identified) through a series of virtual workshops that include group discussions and creative, stimulating activities.

YAY Youth Lifeline Calls

YAY Youth Lifeline Calls

Friendly phone calls to check-in with our pre-match youth who are waiting to be matched with a mentor. Calls range from providing suggestions on activities to offering additional support where needed.

Need to Talk?  Contact your Case Coordinator or click below to schedule a call.

Virtual Mentoring Activities & Support

Youth Activity Ideas

Virtual Online Activities

Youth Assisting Youth has pulled together some creative activities that will help you, your mentee and friends stay connected during this difficult time.

YAY Youth Talent Show

YAY Youth Got Talent

Video competition where youth share their amazing or hidden talents and compete for cool prizes (but everyone wins!).

Stay tuned or click below for more info.

YAY Virtual Parent Coffee Chat Group

Virtual Parent Coffee Chat Group

To help YAY parents and families stay connected, share thoughts and resources, as we all manage and cope with the current pandemic.

Virtual Tutoring and Mentor Training

Virtual Tutoring Program

Virutal Tutoring Program

Supporting both matched and pre-match youth with their academics and staying connected. Virtual Group Mentoring after-school homework program on Wednesdays & Sundays, and 1:1 sessions scheduled based on availability. To participate or obtain more send us an email!

Virtual Mentor Training

Virtual Mentor Training

Virtual One-to-One Mentors Needed!  Join YAY’s Virtual Mentor 101 Training for youth volunteers ages 16 to 29. Our One-to-One Peer Mentoring program is now being delivered virtually to support at-risk youth ages 6 to 15. Click the link below to register or obtain more info! You can make a difference!


Looking for volunteer opportunities through the COVID-19 crisis and beyond?

Do you live within the Toronto or York Region area? Are you between the age of 16 and 29? Do you have 3 hours a week to spare for a year? Volunteering to mentor youth during this time period will look different than it normally does, but the impact will still be life-changing.