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Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lethbridge and District has been creating friendships since 1973.  The agency started out matching Big Brothers with Little Brothers and has grown to include a variety of different programs that serve both boys and girls. As Canada’s leading child and youth mentoring charity, Big Brothers Big Sisters facilitates intentional mentoring that can achieve life-changing relationships that inspire and empower children and youth to reach their potential, both as individuals and citizens.  Their vision is that every child in Lethbridge and District, who needs a mentor, has a mentor and their mission is to commit to the young people of Lethbridge and District that they will be leaders in providing them with the highest quality, volunteer based mentoring programs.   

 

How the Community can Help:

 

In Lethbridge and District, the need for more “Bigs” is great – at any time, the typical waitlist is over 90 children and youth. The Traditional Mentoring program matches boys and girls, young men and young women, with a role model and a friend to talk to, share the journey of growing up, common interests and new experiences while being supported by trained Caseworkers. 

The In School Mentoring program provides girls and boys with a role model and a friend to talk to and share the experiences of growing up, within school grounds, hours and during school days.  Similarly, the Teen Mentoring program matches volunteers who are under 18 with a child in a corresponding elementary school.  The Teen Mentor and child meet at the child’s elementary school. Caseworkers provide a snack or lunch and will facilitate the activities and program. 

Their unique Big Couples Program allows couples to enrich their lives by spending time together and with a child or youth who needs a mentor. Intentional mentoring builds self-esteem and confidence, provides a model for relationships and builds trust with adults that they can count on.

Partnered with Lethbridge Family Immigrant Services, they have started the New to Canada Mentoring program where a high school student is matched 1-1 with an elementary school student in their preferred language or culture.  Call Big Brothers Big Sisters at 403-328-9355 today!

 

 

DR. FOSTER JAMES PENNY BUILDING
324 5TH STREET SOUTH
LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA
T1J 2B5
PHONE: 403-332-4320
FAX: 403-332-4321

 

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