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In-School Mentoring Program Provides a Mentor and Friend

September 4, 2014

Mentored girls are two and a half times more likely than girls without a mentor to be confident in their ability to be successful at school while boys with a Big Brother are three times less likely than boys without a mentor to suffer peer pressure related anxiety, such as worrying about what other children think or say about them*.

As students enter the classroom this month, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada’s agencies are getting ready to kick start another year of the In-School Mentoring program across the country.

Deva_Zorina_Readingbook04_MRWhile children spend countless hours learning in the classroom, it’s important to recognize that having a role model and a friend, beyond the classroom, that they can talk to and share their experiences of growing up with, all within school grounds, can be a positive and life changing experience.

Being an In-School Mentor is about giving an hour of your time, once a week, on school grounds, to a child who is need of a little guidance. It’s about making that child feel special and that they truly matter while making a difference and most importantly -while having fun!

Check out our In- School Mentoring Program video to see how one simple hour can make a BIG change in a child’s life!

* (Key Findings from the Big Brothers Big Sisters/ Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Anti-Bullying Survey)

Impact of Mentoring