Community Based

Big Brothers, Big Sisters, Big Couple

Big Brothers Big Sisters mentors and mentees

The Big Brothers and Big Sisters mentoring program provide youth with a role model to talk to and share the experiences with.

Through spending time quality time together, a strong relationship is developed built on trust, common interests and is supported by our experienced case-workers.

The result is a life-changing experience for all parties involved.

Our goal is to provide safe, enriching relationships built upon consistent, shared experiences. As such, we ask for a one year commitment to help us achieve the best outcomes.

How does being a Big Couple different? Two individuals in a committed relationship both spend time with the young person as described above. This creates an added benefit of a young person observing a healthy relationship and can spend time with either or both of you each time you get together.

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School Based

In-School Mentoring

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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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Go Girls! Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds!

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Go Girls! is a group mentoring program for girls ages 12-14 that focuses on physical activity, balanced eating 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 seven mentoring sessions, held over a 7-10 week period, within school facilities. Each 1.5-2 hour-long session is loosely structured around four themes: physical activity, healthy eating, self-esteem, and communication skills.

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Game On! Eat Smart, Play Smart!

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Game On! is a group mentoring program for providing boys and young men with information and support to make informed choices about a range of healthy lifestyle practices. Through non-traditional physical activities, complemented with healthy eating support, participants are engaged in life skills, communication, and emotional health discussions designed to engage participants in the pursuit of life-long healthy lifestyles.

Game On! includes seven 75-minute core sessions. There are also four extension modules that capture potential issues and topics specific to various locales and the interests of the mentors and participants.

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The Circle

An inclusive youth mentoring program designed to give young people facing life challenges the confidence to achieve more. We provide service through both one-to-one and closed 8 week group programs.

They deserve to have greater opportunities and mentors who see the strength and talent within them.

For ages 10-18.

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ALLIES

This collection of programs are for self-identifying LGBTQ Two Spirit+ and Newcomer youth and their allies in our community.

Our goal is to provide one-on-one and group programs to allow youth to have an outlet to express themselves, connect with an adult mentor and find like-minded individuals who will help them develop their self-esteem and empower them to reach their full potential.

 

For two hours a week, we get together for some social time in a safe space.
Contact us to register, but feel free to just pop by!

Our next session will run in Dunnville, starting this May.

Want The Platform in your community? We do, too!

Contact Kelsey at 519-302-3222 ext.307 or click below for more information.

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