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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Calgary and Area

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For two decades, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Calgary and Area has provided quality one-to-one mentoring for young people in communities and schools tin Calgary and the surrounding area. Last year more than 2,000 young people were mentored.

Whether it's in the form of time or money, there is no more important investment we as individuals can make than in helping our young people realize - and share - their full potential. For 20 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Calgary and Area has provided quality one-to-one mentoring to the children and youth of Calgary and area in schools, community and recreation centres and in the larger community. Our volunteer mentors, who are screened, trained and supported by our professional staff, serve as role models to their mentees. They teach by example the importance of giving and giving back, of staying in school and of having respect for family, peers and community. Each time a young person is matched with a mentor, it is an opportunity for a life-changing relationship built on friendship, trust and empowerment.
Witnessing the transformation of a child into a confident, concerned and motivated young person is a remarkable thing. Ushering them into adulthood, seeing them grow into a successful, responsible member of their community is even more satisfying. This is something our staff, volunteers and donors help bring about every day and we're very grateful for their generosity and support.
Last year we provided mentoring to more than 2,000 young people, but there are always more children waiting for a mentor. It is especially difficult for boys who often wait from six months to two years for a mentor because not enough Big Brothers volunteer. Every young person should have the opportunity to reach his or her full potential, both as individuals and as citizens. By doing so, they will not only do well, they will also do good.

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5945 Centre Street SW Calgary, AB T2H 0C2

Category: Listings Children's Charities
Date: 8/1/2013 1:28:46 PM
Expiry Date: 1/1/2019

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