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BGCBigs Youth Employment Program and the Power of Collaborative Communities

July 8, 2019

In 2018, RBC donated $30,000 in support of the implementation of Youth Employment Programs in our agency. These youth employment programs provide job readiness coaching and skill training, as well as professional networks and job opportunities for youth who have neither. According to Statistics Canada, 73% of youth get their first job from their parent’s…

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The Difference One Club Can Make

June 3, 2019

Here at the Boys and Girls Club we care about kids. Our programs are committed to the healthy development of all children. But perhaps you don’t realize just how much of an impact our programs can make. One of our Club Coordinators observed the impact our club had on not just kids, but an entire…

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A Girl’s Journey from War-torn Eritrea to the Edmonton Boys and Girls Club Maintaining Hope Along the Way

June 3, 2019

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.22.3″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.22.3″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_image src=”https://bgcbigs.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/A-Girl’s-Journey-from-War-torn-Eritrea-to-the-Edmonton-Boys-and-Girls-Club-Maintaining-Hope-Along-the-Way.png” _builder_version=”3.22.7″ animation_style=”zoom”][/et_pb_image][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.22.7″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”] Eritrea is a small country located in the Horn of Africa. Having only recently ended a long and violent war for independence from neighboring Ethiopia, Eritrea is a country that is mending and rebuilding. Peace deals have been forged…

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2019 BGCBIGs Talent Show a Success!

May 14, 2019

For the third year, our BGCBIG clubs put on a talent show where all of our clubs came together to showcase talent, skill and teamwork in front of each another and for their parents/guardians. During the talent show, acts are featured from all the club sites across Edmonton featuring club art projects that the children…

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The BGCBIG Kids Recieved Certificates from the Edmonton Food Bank

The Food Bank Needed Help and Our Kids Stepped up!

May 9, 2019

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.22.3″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.22.3″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.22.7″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”] On May 2nd, some of our BGCBIG club kids banded together and dropped off some non-perishable items to the food bank. After dropping off the food they had collected, the kids received a tour of the warehouse learning how everything operates and…

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The Girls of TWEDDLE [Video]

May 3, 2019

The Girls of Tweddle features stories from the girls at the Tweddle Boys & Girls Club in Edmonton, AB. These girls took part in a video project in partnership with a Tweddle club volunteer, Sheena, where they got to work with cameras, make a movie and as Mya says, get to be “cuckoo” at times.…

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Storytelling Through Music & Behind the Scenes at CKUA

April 3, 2019

CKUA Radio broadcasts across Alberta through 16 FM frequencies, from Fort McMurray to Lethbridge. Last week, we had the opportunity to send 64 children and youth to learn about what goes on “behind the scenes” in radio broadcasting. This opportunity exists through our “It All Starts with Me” program, running in its 7th year and…

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Dreams Take Flight – A Surprise of a Lifetime!

February 11, 2019

When Dreams Take Flight reached out to our agency to nominate a child who had faced adversity and give them a chance of a lifetime, we thought of one particular child – John. John is a 12 year old Boy who has been attending our club for the last several years. Over those years, our…

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BGCBigs Executive Director, Liz O’Neill, Recognized as a Finalist for Lifetime Achievement in Mentoring Award!

January 24, 2019

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial” _builder_version=”3.18.9″] On behalf of our Board of Directors and staff, we are proud to share that our Executive Director, Liz O’Neill, was chosen as one of four finalists for Lifetime MENTOR USA Achievement Award! Liz will be invited to receive her award in Washington,…

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Youth In Care: Mentorship Matters

November 30, 2018

Our Children and Youth in Care and Mentoring program matters. This program fosters meaningful relationships between adult mentors and young people, and the demographic of youth we support are facing unusual challenges – living in foster care, under government guardianship, and often involved in criminal activity.  This puts them at risk for negative outcomes. That’s…

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