Welcome to Learning It Together
A Virtual Mentorship Program affiliated with Western University
About Learning It Together
A Place to Shine
Learning it Together (LiT) is a dynamic, volunteer-driven health promotion program from Western University that aims to improve early literacy, numeracy, and healthy living skills through mentorship and role modelling. LiT pairs a university age mentor with a London elementary school student at either a housing community or elementary school, in grades one, two, or three and guides them through a unique eight-week after school program. Together in a group setting, mentors and their buddies participate in our fast-paced, interactive program designed to challenge students to learn and grow through play. The program is free of charge for participating children.
LiT is entirely designed and implemented by students from the University of Western Ontario. The program offers students the chance to make a positive impact on the lives of London children, while gaining practical experience in a health promotion program. Each LiT Team is made up of responsible, enthusiastic student volunteers who act as role models, tutors, and friends while offering timely feedback to their buddy. LiT’s low student to mentor ratio means children get individual, one-on-one attention, and a flexible program that fits to suit each child’s needs.
The best part of LiT is how much fun we have! We encourage children and mentors to learn through play. Every session is full of educational science experiments, interactive snacks, art and crafts, group activities, which are all designed to engage the children and their mentors in a positive learning experience.