One to One Mentoring

Big Brothers and Big Sisters Mentoring

The Big Brothers mentoring program provides kids and young people 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 matches are assigned based on gender.

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In-School Mentoring

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.

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Group

Go Girls! Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds!

GoGirls

Go Girls! Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds is a group mentoring program for girls ages 10-14 that focuses on leading healthy, active, balanced lives 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 ten mentoring sessions, at local community centers lead by mentors aged 18-25. Each 2.5 hour-long session is structured around four themes: being active, food and nutrition, building self-esteem and self-confidence and developing healthy relationships.

Through activities, discussion, art, and journaling, Go Girls! addresses key issues that young girls face such as body image, social media and places a strong emphasis on drug and alcohol prevention by encouraging positive choices.

All enrollment for Squamish to be completed through Squamish Recreation Services. Please visit this website to enroll for the Squamish Go Girls! program.

All enrollment in Whistler for the winter program should register through Whistler Recreation Services. Please visit this website or call 604-935-PLAY (7529)

All enrollment in Whistler for the summer program should contact our office directly. Please click below to enroll a young person for a summer session.

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Quest Club

At Quest Club, volunteers provide friendship and academic support to teens in Grade 9. The program aims to reach youth who cannot afford tutoring and who could benefit from added guidance and support in Math and Sciences. Quest Club strives to enrich mentor-mentee relationships by creating a dynamic learning environment that caters to diverse learning styles. Participants engage in educational activities, complete homework together, and most of all—have fun, igniting a love for learning in a safe, supportive environment. Teens are encouraged to collaborate with their mentor to set realistic, individualized learning goals and methods by which to achieve them.

Teachers from Don Ross Middle School who would like to nominate students for the program are encouraged to contact our Squamish office directly at either seatoskyinfo@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca or call (604) 892-3125

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Teen Mentoring

The Teen Mentoring program matches middle and high school volunteers with a child at a nearby elementary school. Matches meet for one hour each week, on school grounds, during school for the duration of the school year in Squamish. Big and Little Buddies do fun activities together including, playing sports and games, arts and crafts, playing on the playground or just hanging out together.

It’s a great way to learn new skills, gain volunteer hours and an awesome way to have fun!

The teen program is open to students in grades 8-12. Please note that the Teen Mentoring program is not offered at all schools and serves children in grades 1-6.

*Howe Sound Secondary students volunteer at Squamish Elementary Thursday’s 2-3pm.

*Don Ross Middle School students volunteer at Brackendale Elementary Friday’s 2-3pm.

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