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 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.

 

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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

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Go Girls! is a group mentoring program for girls ages 11-14 that focuses on physical activity, healthy eating, and positive social and emotional development. 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. Go Girls! runs for 7-10 weeks each session 45 minutes

*This program is currently being offered virtually.

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Power Play Functional Mind and Body engages youth ages 10-15 in weekly group mentorship programming. Each week for 5-7 weeks, BBBS Staff and Mentors along with our partner organization Functional Mind and Body lead discussions, physical challenges and cognitive stimulation therapy activities (CST) to foster and promote positive relationships with peers and caring adults, build emotional and mental health and encourage active thinking skills, including critical thinking, computation, and language.

*This program is currently being offered virtually.

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Youth take part in open discussions, activities and weekly yoga challenges to foster and promote positive relationships with peers and caring adults. Mentors use the movement of yoga and creative meditation to build emotional and mental well-being and coping skills, including resilience. Participants are aged 10 – 15 years old and take part in sessions held virtually.

*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. Weekly topics will center on our 3 pillars: 1) Healthy Masculinities, 2) Positive Emotional and Mental Health and 3) Positive and Healthy Relationships. Switch Gears 2.0 runs for 10 weeks for 1.5
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*This program is currently being offered virtually.

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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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