The Paul Menton Centre organizes a twice-yearly postsecondary transitions day for local grade 12 students with LD and/or ADHD.  MTC Transition Mentors (current Carleton students with LD and/or ADHD) spend the day helping with early morning registration, and later, accompanying participants to activities and sessions. Transition Mentors also participate in Student Success Panels, sharing tips for success at postsecondary, alongside other successful LD and/or ADHD students from Algonquin College. A preparatory training afternoon is mandatory.
NOTE: this opportunity is only open to candidates who have been diagnosed with LD or ADHD, and have an academic standing of second (2nd) year or higher.

Required Skills:

  • 2nd year standing or higher
  • You have a Learning Disability and/or Attention Deficit Disorder
  • You have a strong understanding of the nature and impact of your disability
  • You are a diligent, serious student who has developed personalized compensatory strategies (memory, reading, time management)
  • You are patient and empathetic while working with others
  • Preference is given to students who use Assistive Technology
  • You are willing to disclose information regarding the nature and impact of your disability in a public setting

Learning Opportunities:

  • Develop and use communication and interpersonal skills in a professional setting
  • Opportunity to demonstrate skills in working effectively as part of a collaborative team
  • Gain a better understanding of LD and ADHD, the role of accommodations and compensatory strategies and Assistive Technology
  • Expand knowledge of University and Community services and supports available
  • This is valuable experience for those wishing to work in a helping profession in the future (e.g., future teachers, doctors, social workers, and counselors, among other professions).

Benefits of Participating in the Volunteer Program:

  • Excellent addition to résumé; letter of reference available upon request
  • Personal satisfaction of helping others make a successful transition to postsecondary
  • Recognition of volunteer time on your transcript through the Carleton Co-Curricular Record (CCR)

Time Commitment: 1 hour training prior to event; and half day event

If you are interesting in being a Make the Cut Mentor please apply below.

Apply to be a Make the Cut (MTC) Mentor