We Don’t Do It Alone

Each year, Boys & Girls Club Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton & Area supports almost 5,000 children and youth and their families. But we don’t do it alone. Every single day, we rely on the time, commitment, and passion of over 3,000 volunteers who are at the core of our work providing safe places and positive relationships. They offer guidance and friendship as a positive role model to kids, regardless of whether they are a Big Brother or Sister, … Continue reading

One in Four High School Students Undecided on College/University Education

One in Four High School Students Undecided on College/University Education Lack of career advice, mentors and paying for post-secondary education among the major concerns for returning high school students, new study finds. Toronto, August 28, 2013 –High school students, getting set for class next week, feel enormous pressure to succeed academically, and 24 per cent don’t even know if they will go to college or university, according to a Big Brothers Big Sisters/CIBC Academic Success Survey. Of those uncertain of … Continue reading

BBBS National Research

The National Research Study: January 15, 2013 Release Canada’s first national youth mentoring research project is one of the largest mentoring studies ever conducted anywhere. The scope of this ground-breaking study is nationally and regionally representative. The five-year research project tracks the experience of almost 1,000 children and teenagers registered with Big Brother Big Sister agencies. Over time, the study’s in-depth findings will identify the processes that actually lead to the most positive outcomes of mentoring based on gender, age, … Continue reading