You can make a difference for a local young person this holiday season.
"I want a Big Brother to play sports, video games and have lightsaber battles with." - Bodhi, age 9
There are currently 60 young people in Ottawa waiting to be matched with a mentor, but it's not because there are no potential Bigs available to be matched. In fact our new streamlined volunteer mentor application process has reduced the processing time from one year to only a few months and the number of adult volunteers has doubled! Big Brothers Big Sisters Ottawa can now begin matching Bodhi and the other young people who have been waiting with a consistent and supportive adult in their lives.
Right now there are sixty young people in need of a mentor.
If we can raise $90,000 in the next eight weeks, with your support, sixty people in Ottawa will receive the life-changing holiday gift of mentorship.
Matching a child in a BBBSO program ignites the mentoring effect. Youth who participate in BBBSO mentoring programs have improved academic achievement, avoid risky behaviours and lead healthier, happier lives. In fact, of Littles who have completed a Big Brother Big Sister program, 63% complete post-secondary education, 80% pursue healthy lifestyles and 87% have strong social networks.
You can provide these outcomes to a child by giving them the valuable gift of mentorship.
Please make a gift today and help grant a child their wish.