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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Caring Couples

Volunteer with your partner or spouse and be matched to a Little Brother or Little Sister. This is a great way for both of you to give the gift of friendship to a child.

In today’s fast paced world we have a program where you and your partner can volunteer together! This program offers a great opportunity for a couple, who have been together for at least 2 years, to be matched with a child for a unique two-to-one friendship. Spend time with your partner and bring some magic into the life of a child at the same time.

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Group Programs

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Go Girls! Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds! – Online Go Girls!

SHAPE THE LIVES OF YOUNG WOMEN

Go Girls! is a group mentoring program for girls ages 10-16 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.

Go Girls! is a fun, recreation program designed for girls who want to participate in fun-filled physical activities, games, art projects, and interesting discussions. This is an excellent chance for girls to hang out with friends, meet new ones, and learn about healthy living in a fun, interactive, and supportive environment. They will also spend time with great leaders and mentors who are dedicated to making the program amazing!

OUR PROGRAM STRIVES TO DO THE FOLLOWING:

  • create an appreciation for the benefits of an active, healthy lifestyle
  • build an understanding of what constitutes healthy eating habits and the risks associated with eating disorders
  • promote the importance of positive mental activity and regular physical exercise
  • encourage awareness of core values, personal interests, strengths and attributes
  • support the development of leadership and life skills
  • offer guidance in establishing and maintaining friendships
  • and above all, make a difference

PROGRAM DETAILS

The Go Girls! program consists of 7 mentoring sessions, held over a 7-week period during the evenings through the ZOOM platform.

Each 1.5-2 hour-long session is loosely structured around four themes:

  • physical activity
  • healthy eating
  • self-esteem, and
  • communication skills

THE MAIN GOAL OF THE GO GIRLS! PROGRAM IS TO DEVELOP AN APPRECIATION OF THE BENEFITS OF AN ACTIVE, HEALTHY, LIFESTYLE AMONG GIRLS.

IN ADDITION, THE PROGRAM STRIVES TO ACHIEVE THE FOLLOWING KEY OBJECTIVES:

  • To support girls and young women in choosing to maintain a healthy active lifestyle.
  • To provide girls and young women with the tools and information they need to choose to lead and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
  • To enhance competence, confidence, and self-esteem of girls and young women regarding healthy active living; and
  • To build the leadership and life skills of all program participants.

HOW CAN IT BE DONE ONLINE?

Fortunately, we live in a time where almost anything is possible using modern technology! Instead of meeting the mentors in person, they will use online text chat/video chat to stay connected as a group during the week using the Zoom platform.

The students accepted into the Online Go Girls will be added to a ‘Go Girls Group’ on ZOOM! Within this group, there will be weekly scheduled ZOOM video calls that the mentors will facilitate, and the girls can participate in by chatting, using the device’s microphone or video if they feel comfortable. The girls will be able to chat to their mentors and other students throughout the week. The mentors will provide conversation starters, challenges, and check-ins to keep this conversation going and positive! To provide the best environment for everyone to video chat/text chat with equally, our group sizes will only include 6-8 participants per online group.

WHAT WILL THEY BE DOING ONLINE?

The groups will be focusing on reducing stress and anxiety around COVID-19, sharing recipes, exploring new hobbies/easy crafts together, leading live yoga sessions/at-home work-outs, sharing daily hygiene tips and skincare routines, discussing online safety & social media usage + more—all from the safety of their homes! All conversations will be monitored and kept on the topic by a Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Sudbury staff member.

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GAME ON VIRTUAL!  EAT SMART, PLAY SMART, LIVE SMART

 

SHAPE THE LIVES OF YOUNG MEN

Game On!   is a free group mentoring program that provides boys between 10 and 16 years old with the opportunity to participate in fun and interactive discussions and activities led by staff.  This program promotes physical activity, positive nutrition, and building relationship skills.

OUR PROGRAM STRIVES TO DO THE FOLLOWING:

  • Openly discuss current and pressing issues facing boys and young men through different lenses
  • Build an appreciation for the benefits of healthy eating habits
  • Promote physical exercise through the use of non-traditional activities
  • Instill respect for socio-economic, ethno-cultural and racial diversity
  • Encourage leadership skills and independent thinking
  • Above all, make a difference while having fun

PROGRAM DETAILS

The Game On! program consists of 7 mentoring sessions, held over a 7-week period through the ZOOM platform.

Each 1-1.5 hour-long session is loosely structured around four themes:

  • physical activity
  • healthy eating
  • self-esteem
  • communication skills

THE MAIN GOAL OF THE GAME on! PROGRAM IS TO DEVELOP AN APPRECIATION OF THE BENEFITS OF AN ACTIVE, HEALTHY, LIFESTYLE AMONG GIRLS.

IN ADDITION, THE PROGRAM STRIVES TO ACHIEVE THE FOLLOWING KEY OBJECTIVES:

  • To support boys and young men in choosing to maintain a healthy active lifestyle.
  • To provide boys and young men with the tools and information they need to choose to lead and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
  • To enhance competence, confidence, and self-esteem of boys and young men regarding healthy active living.
  • To build the leadership and life skills of all program participants.

HOW CAN IT BE DONE ONLINE?

Fortunately, we live in a time where almost anything is possible using  modern    technology! Within this group, there will be weekly scheduled ZOOM video calls that the staff/mentors will facilitate, and the boys can participate in by chatting, using the device’s microphone or video if they feel comfortable.

The provide the best environment for everyone to video chat/text chat with equally, our group sizes will only include 6-8 participants per online group.

WHAT WILL THEY BE DOING ONLINE?

The groups will be focusing on reducing stress and anxiety around COVID-19, anti-violence, healthy minds, problem solving, healthy relationships, discussing online safety & social media usage + more—all from the safety of their homes! All conversations will be monitored and kept on the topic by a Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Sudbury staff member.

 

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