The In-School Mentoring program matches children in grades 1-7 with an adult Mentor who acts as the child’s mentor, friend, and role model, supported by a Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver Mentoring Coordinator. Traditionally, the Big Buddy mentor and Little Buddy mentee meet once a week at the child’s elementary school one on one during the school day for play-based activities
As Big and Littles complete activities such as playing board games, sports, or just hanging out and getting to know one another, they build a bond and a natural mentorship is formed. The focus of the program is to enhance the Little Buddy’s self-esteem and confidence, through a natural connection with their Big Buddy.
During the 2020-2021 school year, we will be offering Virtual Mentoring only.
Virtual Mentoring is an electronic adaptation the In-School Mentoring program in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In Spring 2020, Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver recognized the urgent need to provide our student mentees with continued access to the 1:1 emotional and social support they receive from their volunteer mentor. Matches meet on Zoom after school in a private meeting room hosted and facilitated by a Mentoring Coordinator.
For more information please connect with Danielle Olson, Site-Based Lead at email@example.com, or via phone at 604-802-8839.