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.

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big sister 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.

 

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virtual mentoring

Virtual Mentoring provides children and youth in grades 1- 8 with a supportive, caring, trusted adult mentor who will meet with the child once a week for up to one hour. This program promotes positive social and emotional skills while fostering a positive relationship through conversation and fun virtual activities. The mentor is not a tutor, but rather another adult in their lives they can share their experiences with.

 

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Group Programming

Hoop Zone is a group mentorship program that engages marginalized and diverse youth from low-income neighbourhoods to participate in after-school and weekend activities that focus on 3 pillars: 1) Life and coping skills, 2) Athletic development, and 3) Academics. This program is for children ages 10-16 and will run for 8-10 weeks.

*This program is currently being offered virtually.

The Little Studio engages vulnerable children and youth ages 9-14 who can benefit from mentorship and expression through the arts. The Little Studio provides weekly discussions and arts-based activities with the goal of enhancing social connectedness, self-reflection, communication, coping skills, and self- confidence. During the 1 hour sessions, children build expression, connection and resilience.

*This program is currently being offered virtually.

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Power Play 2.0 engages youth ages 12-16 in weekly group mentorship programming. Power Play 2.0 has 3 pillars: Social connectednes, Emotional/mental health and Physical activity. Each week for 8-10 weeks, BBBS Staff and Mentors lead discussions, activities and weekly challenges to foster and promote positive relationships with peers and caring adults, build emotional and mental well-being and coping skills, including resilience, and
conclude with a physical activity challenge.

*This program is currently being offered virtually.

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Switch Gears 2.0 engages male youth in grades 5-8 to develop positive and healthy emotional and mental health with a focus on healthy masculinities. Switch Gears promotes community and personal safety and positive relationships for young men. Switch Gears 2.0 runs for 10 weeks for 1.5 hours per session. Weekly topics will center on our 3 pillars: Healthy Masculinities, Positive Emotional and Mental Health, andPositive and Healthy Relationships.

*This program is currently being offered virtually.

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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 structured around three pillars: physical activity, healthy eating, and positive social and emotional development.

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