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Bigs In Schools

This in-school mentoring program is a way to get involved with a child. It allows volunteer mentors (Bigs) to share time with a child (Little) in their school during the school day. Bigs meet with their Little following the 20-20-20 rule: 20 minutes of getting to know each other and catching up, 20 minutes of school work, and 20 minutes of free time. In addition to friendship and overall support, the focus is on literacy and homework.

Right now, we are looking for volunteers in the following schools:

  • Delton (12126 89 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5B 3W4)
  • John A McDougall (10930 107 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5H 2Z4)
  • Eastglen (11430 68 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5B 1P1)
  • St. Alphonsus (11624 81 ST, Edmonton, AB T5B 2S2)
  • Spruce Avenue (1424 102 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5G 2E7)
  • Abbott (12045 34 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5W 1Z5)
  • Ivor Dent (11010 32 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5W 1Y7)
  • Norwood (9520 111 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5G 0A6)
  • Escula Millcreek (9735 80 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 1S8)
  • Kate Chegwin (3119 48 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6L 6P5)
  • TD Baker (1750 Mill Woods Rd E, Edmonton, AB T6L 5C5)
  • Thelma Chalifoux (2781 43a Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6T 1G7)
  • Kisêwâtisiwin (1434 80 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6K 2C6)

Mentees: Kids between 6 and 18 who need extra support with their schoolwork.

Mentor: Anyone over 18 who would like to help a child do better in school

Minimum Commitment: 1 hour per week throughout the school year

Availability: We run in-school mentoring programs at schools in Edmonton and Sherwood Park.

When & Where: At the same time each week during the school day at a child’s school