Through the movement of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada, which has existed for over 100 years, various forms of mentoring (individual and group) have been developed to better meet the needs of the community.
The Estrie agency has existed for 37 years and has a mission to promote development and improve the well-being of children by pairing with an adult that becomes a model, mentor, friend, that transmits family and social values (traditional twinning). Our goal is to create a meaningful relationship that will impact the esteem and confidence of the child, allowing him to discover and realize his full potential and to encourage school perseverance.
We offer different programs:
This program is for children ages 7 to 14 who need the presence of a significant adult. The volunteer and the child meet at 3 to 4 hours per week for a minimum of one year.
The particularity of the In-School Mentoring program is that everything lives and creates in the school environment. These young people are characterized by a dropout profile potential and / or who are not working to their full potential. Volunteers and students meet once a week, on dinner time, at the school of the child to participate in different activities and have fun together.
Go girls! / Game on !
These group mentoring programs are for boys and girls (separate groups) of 8 to 12 that address three aspects: healthy eating, active living and well-being. They aim to help young girls and boys to make informed decisions about a healthy lifestyle and improve their self esteem.