There’s a child waiting for your friendship… become a Mentor.
The Cost of Doing Nothing
Many young people find themselves in vulnerable situations and facing adversities such as low confidence, mental health concerns, family violence, identity issues or challenging living conditions, which puts these youth at risk of not reaching their full potential. Imagine what they will become because of you!
Paving the Way to Success
With the guidance and support of a mentor, these risks can be avoided, and these young people can gain confidence to achieve more – happier lives, higher incomes, and more contributions to their communities.
The Confidence to Achieve More
Mentors advise and challenge these young people, act as their champions, provide greater consistency in their lives, connect them to broader experiences, opportunities and networks, and provide safe, non-judgmental environments in which the child or youth can confide anything.
Think you’re too old? Too young? Think again… Mentors come in a variety of ages!
Mentors can be any age over 18 for community and group programs. The In-School Mentoring program welcomes adult volunteers as well as Teen Mentors (high school students) and Jr. Mentors (Jr. High students).
Which program is best for me?
Community Program (Big Brothers, Big Sisters, and Couples for Kids)
The Community mentoring program provides children and youth with a role model to talk to and share the experiences of growing up with. Through regular outings, a relationship is developed between the mentor and the mentee, which is built on trust and common interests, and is supported by our experienced case-workers. The result is a life-changing experience for both the mentor and the mentee. No experience required… if you like eating ice cream, going on adventures and trying new things, this is a great program for you!
In-School Mentoring (Adult, Teen, and Jr. Mentors)
The In-School mentoring program provides children with a role model and a friend to talk to and share the experiences of growing up within school grounds and during the school day. For one hour a week, during the school year, mentors meet with their Little Buddies and engage in activities such as board games, crafts or just hanging out. Back to school is a ton of fun!
Group mentoring (Go Girls and Game On)
Group mentoring programs are for kids ages 11-14. They consist of 2 hour sessions over the period of 7 weeks held during school hours. Groups are facilitated by two volunteer mentors – training and curriculum provided.
Go Girls focuses on physical activity, balanced eating and self-esteem. Sessions are structured around four themes: physical activity, healthy eating, self-esteem, and communication skills.
Game On provides boys with information and support to make informed choices about a range of healthy lifestyle practices. Through non-traditional physical activities, complemented with healthy eating support, participants are engaged in life skills, communication, and emotional health discussions.
How do I get started?
- Call (780) 532-0620, they love talking to potential mentors, you guys rock!
- Visit the website bigbrothersbigsisters.ca
Phone: (780) 532-0620