Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lloydminster
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Llyodminster offers a variety of year-round mentoring programs for children and youth ages six to 18 and often involves high school students who can gain credit by leading programs. Programs offered are the One-to-One match, After-School Program, Summer Adventure Program, and In-School Mentoring Program. All sessions include an educational component and fun activities for participants. Their After-School Mentor Program runs September through June five days a week. Each session is theme based and includes homework and tutoring help, recreation, art and crafts, interactive free play, personal health and wellness, field trips and more. Mentors in this program are high school students. The Big Bunch program, a weekly group session encouraging fun activities and fellowship for young people that are waiting for a successful match, helps to bridge the gap between the time that a young person goes on the waiting list and the time in which a match is found.
In School Mentoring: An adult volunteer mentor is matched with a child mentee for a time commitment of 1 hour per week. The match spends time together in the childs school participating in activities of mutual interest.