Brett & Owen – A Quick & Fast Friendship

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Fifth year Golden Bear Hockey player Brett Ferguson just became a volunteer with Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters as an In School Mentor to mentor Owen, a 4th grade student. Matched just over a month ago, the pair have quickly became best of friends. Watch the video below to hear about how Brett makes time for a Little, and how you can get involved. (Huge thanks to the U of A Golden Bears for creating this lovely … Continue reading

So What’s The Big Deal?

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Potential volunteers might ask themselves what’s REALLY the value of spending just an hour with a child at their school. So we sat down with Joanne Wynn, Principal at Norwood School, to find out. Why is the Bigs in Schools program important for Norwood School? We’ve had this program for over 25 years. One reason the program is so important is because many of our students come from humble situations and they don’t always have access to other role models … Continue reading

Helping A Child Dream Bigger

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One of the most powerful things to witness is a child working towards his or her dreams. Together we can help to create a better future for all kids. Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters (BGCBigs) believes all children have the capacity to lead full and rewarding lives. But sometimes they just need a little help. BGCBigs has an in school-mentoring program to provide girls and boys with an opportunity to make a lifelong friend and get some … Continue reading

WANTED: Bigs In School

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Who are the best volunteers? People just like you! Our Volunteer Recruitment Team is currently focused on recruiting over 100 caring adults to volunteer as Bigs in Schools for the 2015-2016 school year (and beyond!). If you or someone you know has an hour a week to share with a child please read on and share! Our Bigs In Schools (in school mentoring) program is an easy and rewarding way to make a difference. For one hour a week – … Continue reading

Laurie and Tannan: Incredible Blessings

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With a husband and three growing sons at home, Laurie’s life was fuelled by sports and testosterone. When she signed up to volunteer as an in-school mentor with BBBS, it’s easy to see why she wanted to be matched with a little girl. “The agency interviews you to match you with the best fit, and I just wanted to work with a little girl. Even my dogs were male, and I wanted some pink in my world,” she laughingly recalls. … Continue reading