Beyond Me is a student-run non-profit organization from McGill University with a mandate to provide a fun and flexible one-on-one mentoring program for children and teenagers with special needs. Beyond Me was established in 2011, and the organization has grown rapidly since then and now works with four organizations that cater to young people with disabilities.
Beyond Me gives a student with special needs and a student volunteer from McGill the opportunity to be paired and develop a rewarding relationship. Our volunteers work closely with the family of their “buddy” in order to provide the best form of mentoring they can. This can involve tutoring, homework help, arts and crafts, language and play stimulation, developing social skills, going on fun outings around Montreal and more. We also aid in the socialization of our buddies by planning various child- and teen- friendly events (e.g. Biodome adventures, cooking event, carnival day).
If you’d like to sign up as a mentor, click our website link below and register online!
Learn more about the mandate and structure of Beyond Me in their club constitution.