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Meeting weekly at the school, mentors build self-confidence and resiliency in elementary and junior high school students through a variety of activities including, board games, arts and crafts, reading and sports. You can be part of building better brains and remove barriers to success for young people in your community. In addition to the traditional one-to-one in-school matches, our School-Based program offers opportunities for companies and groups of employees to mentor as a group, teens to mentor elementary-aged kids, and for adults 55 and over to mentor in a specialized program setting. All applicants complete an initial application, interview and training before being matched with a young person . Our caring, professional team will be there with you the entire way, ensuring you have all the support you need in applying, making a connection with your Little, and being the best mentor you can be.
Big Brothers Big Sisters creates and empowers quality one-to-one mentoring relationships for children and youth in Calgary, Airdrie, Cochrane, Okotoks and surrounding communities. Our staff members are experts at recruiting and screening volunteers; making intentional, meaningful matches; and providing the support necessary formentoring relationships to have a lasting impact.
We ensure that children have the relationships they need to become resilient and realize their full potential. With the support of our qualified staff, mentors form strong developmental relationships with their mentees that express care, challenge growth, provide support, share power, and expand possibilities. Our one-to-one mentoring relationships are one of the few essential services we can continue to provide to help young people build resilience through this pandemic and afterwards.