A Night Of Awards

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 was the Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters Annual General Meeting and Volunteer/Child Awards Night.  We were blessed with the attendance of City Councillors Scott McKeen and Mohinder Banga as well as Mayor Don Iveson, who helped us honour the individuals being awarded.  Mayor Iveson surprised us with a wonderful proclamation, declaring September 2016 Big Brothers Big Sisters Month in Edmonton. Click here to read the Message from the President & Executive Director from … Continue reading

Big Brothers Big Sisters Month – We Need YOU

Happy September!  It’s been a great summer but we’re excited for an amazing fall season with lots going on.  AND – it’s Big Brothers Big Sisters Month!  We are proud to celebrate and showcase the power and impact of mentoring. This special national proclamation provides us an opportunity to raise awareness about BBBS programming and the important role mentoring can play in lives of youth and the lifelong impact of BBBS mentoring programs on these youth as they grow into … Continue reading

Health & Happy Futures

We are so fortunate to have nearly 3,000 caring volunteers working with children and youth in our community. And we love when they share their experiences with us. Divya Jha is a mentor in our EXCEL Program™ and she recently shared her experience this past year in the hopes that hearing directly from a volunteer will inspire others to get involved.  I have been an In-School Mentor with BGCBIGS since 2011, and I have loved every minute of it. About … Continue reading

Ready For Summer?

Summer is just around the corner, and we can’t wait to spend the days enjoying the sunshine with our community’s kids!  We’ve got nearly 20 summer camps and summer programs to keep Edmonton and area kids active and engaged over the break. Plus, we do our best to ensure that all of our programs foster self-confidence, create new opportunities, and help kids forge strong relationships. Last summer, our Millwoods Welcome Centre summer camp took a field trip to Fort Edmonton … Continue reading

Friendship, Laughter & Cookies

Shiloh admits that when she was 10 years old she didn’t get along very well with other kids at school. “I needed someone to talk to,” she says. Her mom heard about the mentoring programs at Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters (BGCBigs) and Shiloh agreed to try it out. “It’s risky because you’re putting yourself out there. But it turned out to be worth it.” Shiloh was matched to Danielle, a caring volunteer with a myriad of … Continue reading