Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lethbridge and District is committed to enabling life-changing mentoring relationships to ignite the power and potential of young people. Through this pandemic we are finding new and innovative ways to mentor children in a variety of formats and currently offering ALL of our programs in a modified capacity. For more information on our current programing, enrolling a young person, or becoming a mentor please contact our office at 403.328.9355 or email email@example.com.
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 caseworkers. The result is a life-changing experience for both the mentor and the mentee.
The Big Brothers mentoring program requires one visit per week of 2-3 hours each with a one year commitment.
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 requires one visit per week of 2-3 hours each with a one year commitment.
Big Couple Mentoring
The Big Couple Mentoring Program means you get to volunteer with your partner. Two mentors (Big) and one mentee (Little) spend time together building a friendship based on trust, support, common interests, and fun! You and your partner spend time in the community with a Little doing a variety of activities such as biking, swimming, ice skating, or simply talking and sharing.
This program requires one visit per week of 2-3 hours each with a one year commitment.
The In-School mentoring program provides children and youth a role model and friend to talk to and share the experiences of growing up. Mentors meet with their mentee for one hour, once a week for the duration of the school year. Matches are free to utilize any open space on school property. You can run around in the gym, draw in the art room, play games in the computer lab, challenge each other to a board game or go outside.
Matches do not meet over the summer break or during other school holidays.
Go Girls! Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds!
Go Girls! is a group mentoring program for girls ages 9-14 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 45 to 90 minute long session is coordinated around four themes: physical activity, healthy eating, self-esteem, and communication skills.
Game On! Eat Smart, Play Smart!
Game On! is a group mentoring program for providing boys and young men ages 9 to 14 with information and support to make informed choices about a range of healthy lifestyle practices.
Game On! consists of seven mentoring sessions, held over a 7 to 10 week period within school facilities. Each 45 to 90 minute long session is coordinated around four themes: physical activity, healthy eating, self esteem and communication skills.
Teen Mentoring is a group based mentoring program where elementary students are matched one to one with a high school student.
The students meet once weekly for a total of 15 sessions throughout the school year. The agency provides lunch or snacks and the caseworker facilitates the program. The goal is to create friendships, share experiences, and connect with each other through planned activities and games.
Our partnering lunch program schools include:
- Catholic Central High School / The Children of St Martha’s Elementary School
- Catholic Central High School / Ecole St Mary
Our partnering after school program schools include:
- Lethbridge Collegiate Institute / Fleetwood Bawden Elementary School
- Chinook High School / Nicholas Sheran Community School
- Winston Churchill High School / Park Meadows Elementary School
Ready, Set, Drive
Ready, Set, Drive! Is a group mentoring program for ages 14+ that focuses on personalizing Mentees experience with obtaining their Class 7 Licence. Detailed PowerPoints, online quizzes and worksheets, and online informative material is provided to every student and volunteer to go through together. We want you to pass your knowledge test as much as you do so we base our program off the Alberta Driver’s Handbook and all other resources needed to fully grasp the information you’ll need! We offer to pay up to 2 attempts at the written knowledge test required to obtain your learners.
Ready, Set, Drive! Program consists of seven mentoring sessions, held over a 7-10 week period, currently located virtually and will continue at our agency in the Fall of 2021. Each 60 to 90-minute-long session is coordinated around the 10 Chapters included in Alberta’s Basic Licence: Driver’s Handbook.
New to Canada Mentoring Program
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lethbridge and District has partnered with Lethbridge Family Services Immigrant Services to welcome those new to Canada.
This program is similar to the Teen Mentoring Program where a high school student is matched 1-1 with an elementary school student.
Sessions are facilitated by Big Brothers Big Sisters and Lethbridge Immigrant Services.
Unfortunately, this program is currently not being offered.
Participtaing Schools include:
- Winston Churchill High School / Senator Buchanan
- Chinook High School / Mike Mountain Horse Elementary School