Teacher Reference

Boys and Girls Club Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton is an organization that enrolls volunteer mentors to provide a healthy role model to children and youth in our community. Volunteer mentors must provide a stable, positive influence over the period of their commitment, which is usually a school or calendar year. Many of the resilient children and youth in our programs have experienced challenges in their lives; relying on the consistent presence of a mentor makes a difference in their lives, likewise ending this important relationship sooner than expected can have a detrimental effect on the young person. Help us Start Something for our community’s youth by providing a reference that, to the best of your knowledge, is an honest reflection of the applicant and their ability to be a positive influence in the life of a child.

Your responses will remain confidential.

Thank you.

Name of person who you are providing a reference for.*
Your Name*
Best contact phone number*
1. How long have you known the applicant and in what capacity?*
2. Did you know the Applicant was applying to be a mentor? If so, what was your reaction?*
3. What personal strengths do you feel the applicant has to offer?*
4. Can the applicant be counted on to follow through on the commitments they undertake? Please Explain:*
5. To your Knowledge, has the applicant ever had any trouble following rules?*
5a. If so, what kind of rules?*
6. Would you recommend the applicant as a mentor for a child or youth?*
7. Is there anything you would like to add that would aid us in our decision?*

8. Please rate the student on the following characteristics using the following ratings:

Extremely Good
Very Good
Somewhat Good
Extremely Poor

Please provide a brief explanation if your answer reflects a "somewhat good", "poor" or "extremely poor" rating.  If you are unable to comment on one of these areas please note this in the comments section.

Ability to accept feedback*
Ability to manage time well*
Ability to get along with others*
Ability to be on time*
Ability to work unsupervised*
Thank you so much for completing the teacher reference.  Should you have any questions, concerns or wish to speak to someone directly, please contact our main office at 780-424-8181.