Big Brothers Big Sisters of Yukon is a leader in promoting the power of mentoring in our community, particularly for at-risk children and youth. We offer services in Whitehorse, and Dawson City.
We envision a Yukon where all children and youth experience the joy and the benefit of having people in their life who take an interest in them and their well-being.
We believe that every child and youth should have the opportunity to reach his or her full potential – both as individuals and as citizens – and that by doing so they will not only do well, they will do good. Our goal is for every child in the Yukon who needs a mentor, to have a mentor.
We believe that by changing the course of young lives we can in turn change the course of our community’s future. That it could lead to a reduction in poverty and unemployment. Or to safer schools and neighbourhoods. Or to a renewed optimism for growth. That it could even lead to change on a broader scale.
We believe that opening a child’s eyes to what is – opens their mind to what could be
Serving as role models, our mentors teach by example the importance of giving and giving back, of staying in school, and of having respect for family, peers and community. Each time we pair a child with a mentor or introduce a group of students to an in-school program, we start something incredible – a life-changing relationship built on friendship, trust and empowerment.
It is the support of generous donors like you that allows us to help youth in need find mentors and ensure that their matches are safe, supported, and fun.
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What People Are Saying
"I noticed a huge improvement in school and attitude since my son was matched with his mentor. Our relationship has improved so much too! We sit and talk all the time now, he is opening up to me about stuff we didn't talk about before!"
— A parent on a mentor's impact on her son
"She was very understanding and pushed me to do things I would have never done by myself."
— A Little Sister on her Big Sister
"Mentors provide a role model, present options and information for future careers, introduce a different perspective and increase self-esteem and self-worth. There has been an overall improved mood at school, especially on mentor days!"
— School Counsellor on In-School Mentoring Program