Big Brothers Big Sisters St Catharines -Thorold and District Inc
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428 Niagara St
St Catharines, ON L2M 4W3
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|Description & Services|
|Areas Served||Niagara-on-the-Lake ; St Catharines ; St David's ; Thorold ; Virgil|
|Description||One to one and group mentoring program for boys and girls dedicated to helping in the positive development of children growing up in our Community. |
TRADITIONAL PROGRAM Little Brothers or Little Sisters are matched with a Big Brother or Big Sister for companionship. Bigs and Littles take part in activities within the community such as bowling, movies, walks or just spending time together.
* free * commitment of 3-4 hours per week
IN SCHOOL MENTORING PROGRAM is a cooperative effort between the District School Board of Niagara, the Catholic District School Board and Big Brothers & Big Sisters St Catharines-Thorold & District. A Volunteer Mentor is matched with a child from Grades 1 through 10. Mentors and Mentees meet together for one hour per week at the child's school, during school hours. Volunteers and children are matched based according to their interests.
* time commitment is one hour per week
GO GIRLS! HEALTHY BODIES HEALTHY MINDS is a program matching Women Mentors aged 18 to 26 with a group of 8-10 girls in grades 7 and 8. This 7-10 week program runs in local elementary schools throughout St Catharines and Thorold. The program equips young girls with the tools necessary to make healthy choices around issues of physical activity, balanced eating and feeling good about themselves. Sessions allow participants to take part in fun, educational and active games, healthy snack breaks and discussions aimed at developing self esteem.
GAME ON! EAT SMART, PLAY SMART, LIVE SMART is a program matches groups of boys in grades 7 and 8 with male mentors aged 18 to 26. The key to the program’s success is the relationship that forms between the boys and their mentors. Game On! runs for 7 to 10 weeks during lunch time in local elementary schools throughout St. Catharines and Thorold. Each session is 1-2 hours in length and allows participants to take part in fun, educational and active games, healthy snack breaks and discussions aimed at making healthier choices.
* activities are Mon-Fri 3:30-5:30pm during the school year.
NOT JUST HOMEWORK PROGRAM a program that occurs after school at a elementary school in St Catharines. Mentors work one on one with a child who needs additional help with their homework. Mentors can also help children by playing board games, reading, and assisting them with extra credit worksheets. The program length is 70 minutes and occurs once a week. A minimum commitment of one school semester is requested. The minimum age for volunteers is 16.
|Hours||Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri 8:30 am-5:30 pm * Tue 8:30 am-8 pm|
|Eligibility||Boys aged 7-15 yrs, girls aged 6-16 yrs|
|Application||Orientation; application; police check; references; interview; child safety training|
|Service Categories||Adult/Child Mentoring Programs ; Life Skills Education ; Self Esteem Workshops|
|See Also Terms||Independent Living Skills Instruction ; Post Pregnancy Shelter/Transitional Housing|
|Subjects||Children ; Friendship services ; Fundraising ; Recreation ; Self esteem ; Volunteer opportunities ; Youth|