Rural eMentoring BC
Rural eMentoring BC (ReMBC) is an online mentoring program that connects rural high school students to post-secondary student mentors.
ReMBC supports rural, remote, and Indigenous students who could use guidance or support in thinking about life after high school. The program recruits post-secondary students throughout BC to volunteer as mentors and provide advice about transitioning to the next stage in life.
Mentors answer questions, give advice, and help mentees work through a flexible online curriculum of videos, articles, and discussions that covers topics like wellbeing, post-secondary, and careers.
Post-secondary students don’t need any previous mentoring experience, as training is provided. All conversations are online and fit into the busy schedules of students, and the time commitment is only one to three hours per week.
Why become a mentor?
eMentoring is a low commitment, high reward outreach opportunity for post-secondary students in BC. They connect to rural communities, gain valuable communications skills, and become role models for rural teens. With just a few hours a week, they can change a teen’s life!
If you’re a UBC student interested in become a mentor, learn more or apply through the ReMBC website.
Rural eMentoring BC is part of the Rural Education Action Plan (REAP), an initiative of the Rural Coordination Centre of BC that endeavours to promote the education of rural healthcare practitioners. ReMBC is funded by Doctors of BC and is coordinated from the UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences. For more information about Rural eMentoring BC, visit ementoringbc.com.