Big Brothers Big Sisters

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The Village Shopping Centre, 2nd Floor
430 Topsail Road
PO Box 10
St. John’s, NL
A1E 4N1

Tel: (709) 368-KIDS (5437)     Toll-free: 1-877-513-5437         Fax: (709) 368-5477
Email: info@helpingkids.ca       Website: www.helpingkids.ca

Mandate:

We commit to the young of Eastern Newfoundland that we will be leaders in providing them with the highest quality, volunteer-based programs to expand their horizons, realize their potential and enrich their futures.

Target Population:

Children and youth ages 6 – 16 years of age in the St. John’s metro area

Highlight of Programs / Services Offered:

  • Community Based Program: Big Brothers and Sisters are adults 18 years of age and older who spend time with a child, participating in activities they both enjoy. Children can apply for service between the ages of 6 and 14 years.
  • In School Mentoring: Matches students ages 6 – 12 years old with adult mentors in the school environment. During the school year, mentors spend one hour each week with their mentor participating in activities they both enjoy.
  • Go Girls! Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds: A group mentoring program for girls from 10-13 years of age that takes place in schools and community centres.
  • Game on! Live Smart, Eat Smart, Play SmartA group mentoring program for boys from 10-13 years of age. This 7-week program takes place in schools and community centres.
  • Child Safety Training
  • Volunteer Training
  • Match Support