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“Why Mentorship Matters”

“Why Mentorship Matters”

Jordan is an 11 year old boy with a heart condition. While most 11 year old boys enjoy busy, boisterous activities, Jordan’s life features regular doctor appointments and carefully adapted activities that often feel very isolating. Any minor injury could be...

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BGCBig West Club Renovations – Thank You to our Partners!

BGCBig West Club Renovations – Thank You to our Partners!

A sincere thank you to staff and partners for leading the renovations at our West Club over the past several months. A few of us took a tour (physically distanced and masked) of the like-new facility a few weeks ago and were so amazed by the remarkable new spaces!...

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Thank You CN For Your Support!

Thank You CN For Your Support!

We are grateful for the support of CN over the past year in supporting our staff to be able to serve our children and families in new ways. Over the past year, we have had to respond quickly to the new challenges each and every one of us is facing, and we have been...

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Black History Month Jeopardy February 2021

Black History Month Jeopardy February 2021

On Tuesday February 23, 2021, BGCBigs hosted a virtual Black History Month Jeopardy event.  The event was organized by a committee of agency staff members to incorporate teams from each of our 10 club, individuals from All in for Youth schools, as well as individuals...

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A Message from Global Youth Mentoring Leaders: #keepmentoring

We love this #keepmentoring video from Mentor Canada, which highlights the importance of mentoring as high impact, low-cost intervention. During these times of social distancing, relationships are still very important and mentoring can provide that connection to hope...

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BGCBig Mentors Make a Difference

BGCBig Mentors Make a Difference

Mentoring plays a tremendous role in the development of our children and youth. We know that the benefits are tangible, and have powerful positive effects on young people through personal, academic and professional situations. Watch the following video and listen to...

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Understanding Autism – Caregiver Education Series

Understanding Autism – Caregiver Education Series

Focus is on caregivers of kids and teens (Grades K-12)
People with Autism experience the world differently than others. In this introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) participants will learn how ASD affects the way children and adolescents interpret and interact with the rest of the world and the people in it. Once we understand the core characteristics of ASD we will then learn how to use strategies to support our children’s wellness.

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Supporting Children and Adolescents with ADHD – Caregiver Education Series

Supporting Children and Adolescents with ADHD – Caregiver Education Series

Focus is on caregivers of kids and teens (Grades K-12)
People with Autism experience the world differently than others. In this introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) participants will learn how ASD affects the way children and adolescent’s interpret and interact with the rest of the world and the people in it. Once we understand the core characteristics of ASD we will then learn how to use strategies to support our children’s wellness.

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Breaking the Cycle of Anxiety – Caregiver Education Series

Breaking the Cycle of Anxiety – Caregiver Education Series

A Step by Step Approach Focus is on caregivers of kids & teens (Grades K-12).
Anxiety is one of the most common mental health complaints in children and teens today. This session will distinguish between normal anxiety and anxiety that is no longer helpful or productive. It will help caregivers to identify signs that a child or adolescent is experiencing problems with anxiety. Caregivers will gain step by step strategies to assist their child/teen to manage their anxiety and improve their mental health

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