A preteen punjabi girl using a laptop in a library

Surrey preteens build leadership skills and create a community project.

The Peer Mentorship Program is designed to provide preteens (ages 10-12) with meaningful programming, in a safe and nurturing environment, that is open to everyone. 

Groups play interactive games and age-appropriate activities alongside peers, youth mentors and staff. We work together to create a project around an important community topic that we identified as a group, while developing teamwork and communication skills. 

Current Programs

The Peer Mentorship Program is continually evolving. Below is a list of current opportunities to participate in the program. 

Clayton Community Centre

Weekly drop-in starting Tuesday, October 25 from 5–8pm. 

Previous Programs

Below is a list of all the successful Peer Mentorship Programs the City of Surrey has offered so far. More opportunities to create meaningful community action programs will arise, sign up for our youth e-news to stay up to date! 

Ball Park Before and After School Care (BASC) 

Food drive to collect and to donate to a local organization and will run from June 1 - June 17.

Clayton Elementary BASC

Food drive to collect and donate to a local organization. Donations for the food drive can be dropped off at Don Christian Recreation Centre between 8:30am - 4:30pm from June 1 - June 23.

Don Christian BASC 

End of the Year BBQ for the before and afterschool care families with a food drive to donate to a local organization. Donations for the food drive can be dropped off at Don Christian Recreation Centre between 8:30am - 4:30pm from June 1 - June 23.

Clayton Community Centre

The Peer Mentorship Program at Clayton ran a winter community clothing drive. All of the proceeds were donated to the local nonprofit organization, Nightshift.

Martha Currie BASC

Planned sports day event while including a food drive to collect food for a local organization.

Maddaugh BASC

After school cleanup project that focuses on picking up garbage on school grounds. They have partnered up with their school to raise awareness of cleanliness through handmade poster boards and fliers to be posted around the school.


Visual Art to Stop Bullying

Surrey preteens started a community project to raise awareness of bullying and what we can do about it. Local young people were invited to contribute their artwork to an online gallery (by July 1 with a consent form). The art is inspired by Protecting Surrey Schools Together and follows the submission rules.

Online Gallery about Face Masks

A group of preteens created an online gallery of visual art to raise awareness of the proper use and disposal of face masks. Local young people were invited to submit electronic images that follow the Fraser Health guidelines and submission rules (by April 30 with a consent form). 

Thank You

The Peer Mentorship Program incorporates Equitas Community Action Projects and was funded by the BC Government.

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