Become a Mentor. Support Bright Futures.
This fall, over 60 new students will be joining UBC through Beedie Luminaries – a social-profit enterprise designed to remove barriers by providing financial assistance and wrap-around support to promising students who are facing financial adversity. Recognizing that only 30% of students from low-income families attend post-secondary, Beedie Luminaries aims to level the playing field by lifting up students who are ready to make a positive change in their lives but are constrained by circumstance.
An integral part of Beedie Luminaries is the Mentorship Program. The goal is to connect each student with a mentor – someone who will walk with the student on their academic and personal journey and make them feel that they have someone in their corner who will listen, provide support, guidance, and champion their academic and life endeavours. As a mentor, your support can be vital in building a foundation for success that will last beyond these students’ post-secondary experience.
A continuous relationship with a mentor is essential to students’ success, and as such, Beedie Luminaries asks for a minimum two-year commitment from each volunteer. This is a significant opportunity to positively influence young lives…and you may find the experience reciprocal!
Thanks for your interest. All spaces have been filled for 2020.