Teen Mentoring Boys and Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton Site Practices

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BACKGROUND

The Alberta Centre for Child, Family and Community Research (the Centre) was established to support and disseminate research knowledge and evidence on policy issues related to improving the well-being and health of children and youth. The Centre is seen as an innovative leader in the development and dissemination of policy relevant evidence.

The Alberta Mentoring Partnership and Boys and Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton and Area (BGCBigs) engaged the Centre to examine the current state of BGCBigs’ teen mentoring program, Teen Bigs. The first piece of this work was an annotated bibliography (Hundert & Vandenberghe, 2015). The current document compares practices at the 23 sites that are part of BGCBigs teen mentoring program to the emerging, promising and leading practices identified in the bibliography.

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Alberta Centre for Child, Family and Community Research. (2015). Teen Mentoring: Boys and Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton and Area Site Practices. Edmonton, AB: Alberta Centre for Child, Family and Community Research.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

The author would like to thank Boys and Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton and Area as well as school site staff who participated in focus groups, interviews and surveys as part of this project. A thank you also goes to the Alberta Mentoring Partnership for their support of this project.

Questions about this document can be directed to CVandenberghe@research4children.com.

Research Website: Visit | Article Published: 15/10/2015