The Bridge School

Self-Determination Program


Mentors and their mentees participate in weekly self-determination lessons and activities. They collaborate to set up routines as a group to promote a community of equality and respect. They create a community of learners where everyone is committed to becoming more self-determined, including the mentors, teachers and other professionals who are members of the group.


A mentor is a more skilled and experienced person who acts as a role model and guide to a less experienced person.

Mentorship is a partnership where one person shares knowledge, skills, experiences and perspectives with another person.

Mentoring helps individuals to deepen self-knowledge and attain personal goals by providing on-going guidance, encouragement and problem-solving strategies.

Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen and a push in the right direction.