Refer a little

Mentoring is Building the Confidence to Achieve More

Each time we pair a child with a mentor and empower them through our programs, we start something incredible – a life changing relationship built on friendship, trust and positive mentorship.

the process

An application is sent to us from a parent/guardian (for Community Mentoring Programs + some Group Programs) or the school (for In-School Mentoring Programs + some Group Programs). We then conduct the necessary interview(s) with the child and their parent/guardian and begin pre-match training.

Northern BC

In order to facilitate our program expansion throughout Northern BC, we’ll be working with nonprofit partners that already exist in each community. We’re excited to announce our first partnership with the Valemount Learning Centre to offer Big Brothers Big Sisters programming throughout the Robson Valley. We look forward to working with the staff of Valemount Learning Centre to initiate and execute BBBS programming in Valemount, and hopefully soon after, in McBride. For more information about our expansion please click here, and please reach out with any inquiries or questions regarding programming outside of Prince George.

Mentorship Programs

COMMUNITY MENTORING

1-4 HOURS/WEEK

Meaningful relationships between Bigs and Littles in your community

IN-SCHOOL MENTORING

1 HOUR/WEEK

Positive interactions at one of our participating schools

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GROUP MENTORING

TIME COMMITMENT VARIES

Join a variety of activities in the community or in local schools

 
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 Frequently Asked Questions

+ Who can be a mentee?

Mentees are children or youth that can benefit from the support and friendship that a mentor can offer. Many mentees in our programs suffer from low self-esteem, have difficulties within their peer groups, and an inability due to a variety of factors to have enriching experiences.

+ Who can refer a child or youth?

Child and youth referrals can come from parents/guardians, social workers, school counsellors and other helping professionals. Teachers and other school staff make referrals for the In School Mentoring Program.

+ Can I refer/apply for my child or youth to be in multiple programs?

A child or youth can only be active in one mentoring program. If your child has been accepted to a program but a referral has been made for another or you feel they would benefit from a different program please contact your Mentoring Coordinator.

+ What happens after I refer my child or youth to a program?

Once our office has received your referral there is an Interview and Pre-Match Training required for both the family/guardian and child for the Big Brother or Big Sister program; an Interview and Pre-Match Training with the child for In School Mentoring programs and Clubhouse based Groups.

Once accepted into the program your Mentoring Coordinator will start looking for a match for your child or youth.

If your child has been referred to a School based Group your child will only need to complete Pre-Match Training.

Our programs wouldn’t be possible without the help from our donors and sponsors. Thank you for your support.