One to One Mentoring

Big Brothers Mentoring

The Big Brothers mentoring program provides boys and young men 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

The Big Brothers mentoring program usually requires two regularly scheduled outings a month of a few hours each and a minimum of a one year commitment.

The program strives to do the following:

  • provide a role model and a friend for boys and young men.
  • promote the importance of staying in school and healthy relationships with family and peers.
  • instill trust and self-confidence in order to make healthy decisions
  • encourage leadership skills and independent thinking.
  • and above all, make a difference while having fun!

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Big Sisters Mentoring

The Big Sisters mentoring program provides girls and young women 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.

The Big Sisters mentoring program usually requires two regularly scheduled outings a month of several hours each and a minimum of a one year commitment.

The program strives to do the following:

  • provide a role model and a friend for girls and young women.
  • promote the importance of staying in school and healthy relationships with family and peers.
  • instill trust and self-confidence in order to make healthy decisions
  • encourage leadership skills and independent thinking.
  • and above all, make a difference while having fun!

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In-School Mentoring

Studies show that mentoring helps kids stay in school, avoid risky behavior such as bullying, and grow up having more respect for family, peers and community.

The In-School mentoring program provides youth with a role model and a friend to talk to and share the experiences of growing up within school grounds. For one hour a week, mentors meet with their mentee and engage in activities such as board games, crafts or just hang out on school grounds.

The In-School mentoring program requires a weekly visit of one hour for the duration of the school year. Matches do not meet over the summer break or during other school holidays.

The program strives to do the following:

  • provide a role model and a friend for boys and girls.
  • promote the importance of staying in school and healthy relationships with family and peers.
  • instill trust and self-confidence in order to make healthy decisions
  • encourage leadership skills and independent thinking.
  • and above all, make a difference while having fun!

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Group

Go Girls! Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds!

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Go Girls! is a group mentoring program for girls ages 12-14 that focuses on physical activity, balanced eating and self-esteem. The single, most important goal of the program is to positively shape the lives of young women and girls by helping them build a positive self-image – setting them on a path to reach their full potential in life.

The Go Girls! program consists of seven mentoring sessions, held over a 7-10 week period, within school facilities. Each 1.5-2 hour-long session is loosely structured around four themes: physical activity, healthy eating, self-esteem, and communication skills.

The program strives to do the following:

  • create appreciation for the benefits of an active, healthy lifestyle,
  • build understanding of what constitutes healthy eating habits and risks associated with eating disorders,
  • promote the importance of positive mental activity and regular physical exercise,
  • encourage awareness of core values, personal interests, strengths and attributes,
  • support the development of leadership and life skills,
  • offer guidance in establishing and maintaining friendships,
  • and above all, make a difference!

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Game On! Eat Smart, Play Smart!

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Game On! is a group mentoring program for providing boys and young men 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 designed to engage participants in the pursuit of life-long healthy lifestyles.

Game On! includes seven 75-minute core sessions. There are also four extension modules that capture potential issues and topics specific to various locales and the interests of the mentors and participants.

  • through the lens of healthy living, openly discuss current and pressing issues facing boys and young men,
  • build appreciation for the benefits of healthy eating habits,
  • promote physical exercise through the use of non-traditional activities,
  • encourage leadership skills and independent thinking,
  • offer guidance in establishing and maintaining friendships,
  • and above all, make a difference!

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Other Mentoring Programs

Couples for Kids

Couples for Kids is a program where a couple (aged 20+) is matched to a Little in a relationship that is based on fun and friendship.  We match a Couple with a Little, working to ensure they have similar likes and interests.  Matches spend approximately 3 hours per week together doing things that friends do like going biking, playing ball, doing crafts, watching a movie or just hanging out.  We ask our volunteers to give a minimum one year commitment.

You don’t have to change your life to volunteer in the Couples for Kids program… having a Little just means sharing your life with them.

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Little Brother Little Sister Club

Children who are eagerly awaiting to be matched to their special Big attend Little Brothers Little Sisters Club.  This club meets weekly during the school year (September to June).  It gives the opportunity for children to make new friends, try a variety of activities such as sports and crafts, and have tons of fun with adult volunteers and other Littles!

After School Mentoring

The After School Mentoring (ASM) program uses reading as a tool to assist in improving literacy skills, facilitate an early positive connection to learning, develop children’s social skills and foster positive self esteem for kids aged 6-16.

ASM provides a quiet place for children to complete assignments, strengthen reading abilities, receive homework assistance, learn organization skills, develop study habits and build social skills through making crafts and other activities.  A healthy snack is also provided during the program.