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In-School Mentoring Program Provides Role Model and Friend

September 9, 2013

Mentored boys are also two times less likely than non-mentored boys to develop negative conducts like bullying, fighting, lying, cheating, losing their temper or expressing anger while 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.

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

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.

While 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

Learn more about the In-School Mentoring Program here...

Interested in becoming an In-School mentor? Apply here...

Impact of Mentoring