Big Brothers Big Sisters of London and Area

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of London and Area by Mind Map: Big Brothers Big Sisters of London and Area

1. Our Mission and Goals

1.1. Provide mentoring to young people between the ages of 7 and 18 who face adverse childhood experiences.

1.2. Proudly serve over 1,200 children and youth in our community each year.

1.3. "Is to enable life-changing mentoring relationships to ignite the power and potential of young . Research shows that children with mentors, or Bigs as we call them, have greater social and emotional competence, improved mental health, and increased educational engagement and employment readiness."

2. Services and Programs

2.1. 1:1 mentoring

2.1.1. In-Community

2.1.1.1. Pairs a mentor and a mentee together. Meet for about 3-4 hours per week.

2.1.1.2. Provides new comer youth with support they need as they transition to their new home country

2.1.2. In-School

2.1.2.1. "Provides youth with a role model and a friend to talk to and share the experiences of growing up within school grounds."

2.1.2.2. Mentor meets with mentee for 1 hour a week at school. They play board games, do crafts, or just hangout.

2.2. Group mentoring

2.2.1. Go Girls!

2.2.1.1. For girls ages 12-14 that focuses on physical activity, balanced eating and self-esteem.

2.2.2. Game On!

2.2.2.1. A group mentoring program for providing boys with information and support to make informed choices about a range of healthy lifestyle practices

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4. Equity, Inclusion and Marginalized communities

4.1. Marginalized communities are supported through the In-Community volunteer program where mentors help new comers to Canada adjust to their new home country.

4.2. Inclusion: LGBTQ+ and Transgender flags displayed at the bottom of website; promoting themselves as allies.

4.3. Mentees are children who have had "adverse childhood experiences"

5. How are services/programs accessed?

5.1. Volunteers can sign up online to become Mentors

5.2. Special Events

5.3. Sign up to host a fundraiser

5.4. To inquire about enrolling a child to be a mentee, I would suggest filling out an inquiry form on the website, or calling the location directly. I could not find much information online about how a child can become a mentee.