Big Brothers Big Sisters of Calgary and Area, in partnership with YMCA Calgary, is starting something new this Fall – a Group Mentoring Program for male youth in grades 7 – 9. The group mentoring program will operate out of Saddletowne YMCA in the Genesis Centre of Community Wellness on Wednesday afternoons from 4 – 5:30 pm. Participants will have the opportunity to improve their health while making new friends in a fun, supportive environment.
Recruitment is currently underway for adults with an interest in sports and recreation who would like to share their knowledge and experience by becoming a mentor. Mentoring is a relationship between a caring adult and a young person that provides support, friendship and guidance over time. Mentors volunteer their time because they want to make a lasting difference in the life of a young person. Research shows that youth who have been mentored are:
- 2x more likely to have high levels of school commitment
- 2x more likely to have high academic achievement
Additionally, 78% of recreation mentoring participants are playing new sports for the first time.
Call to Action – Start something!
Become a recreation mentor today and make a difference in the life of a young person. Contact Ashlee Stone, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Calgary and Area Ashlee.email@example.com T 403-777-3528
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