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 regularly scheduled outings lasting a few hours each week (for the first year) 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 regularly scheduled outings lasting several hours each week (for the first year) and a minimum of 1 year commitment.

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Big Couples Mentoring

The Big Couples mentoring program provides partners the opportunity to volunteer together.  Through regular outings, a relationship is developed between the Big Couple and the Little Brother or Little Sister, 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 mentors and the mentee.

The Big Couple Mentoring program usually requires regularly scheduled outings lasting several hours each week (for the first year) and a minimum of 1 year commitment.

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In-School Mentoring

The In-School mentoring program provides youth with a role model and a friend to talk to and share the experiences of growing up within school grounds. For one hour a week, mentors meet with their mentee and engage in activities such as board games, crafts or just hanging out on school grounds.

The In-School mentoring program requires a weekly visit of one hour for the duration of the school year. Matches do not meet over the summer break or during other school holidays.

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Teen Mentoring

Teen Mentoring program provides Intermediate and High Schools students the opportunity to spend one hour per week with a younger child at a nearby school. Teens develop leadership skills within a fulfilling, friendship-based relationship with children who need one-to-one attention. Their Mentees have the opportunity to relate to an older student while engaged in fun and educational activities.

Big Brothers Big Sisters staff screen and train volunteers, provide materials, and assist the school in monitoring matches which have been suggested by teachers or guidance counselors.

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Go Girls! Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds!

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Go Girls! is a group mentoring program for girls ages 12-14 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.  Each 90 minute-long session is loosely structured around four themes: physical activity, healthy eating, self-esteem, and communication skills.

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Game On! Eat Smart, Play Smart!

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Game On! is a group mentoring program for providing boys and young men with information and support to make informed choices about a range of healthy lifestyle practices. Through non-traditional physical activities, complemented with healthy eating support, participants are engaged in life skills, communication, and emotional health discussions designed to engage participants in the pursuit of life-long healthy lifestyles.

Game On! includes seven 90-minute core sessions. There are also four extension modules that capture potential issues and topics specific to various locales and the interests of the mentors and participants.

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Kids N’ Kops

Kids N Kops

Kids N’ Kops is a summer program which is run in partnership with the Charlottetown Police Department. For one week, two police officers, Big Brothers Big Sisters staff, and eleven children between the ages of 10-12, work and play together.

The children spend each morning at the Charlottetown Police Department learning about the role of the police in the community. In the afternoon, everyone goes into the community to have lunch together and to participate in a fun activity like making a beach chair.

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