BGCBigs Virtual Group Programming for Kids
In an effort to continuously serve children and youth, Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton and Area is providing distance-based, virtual programming, through which our agency staff will facilitate program activities through online platforms.
Virtual Programming will be scheduled in advance and displayed on this page. Leadership, health, physical activity, reading, tutoring, science, technology, engineering, math, arts, driver education courses are just some of the categories of online learning your children/youth will be able to take part in.
Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton and Area will use software, tools and applications provided by third parties that members, parents/guardians and/or staff will access via the Internet and use for purposes of communication and programming. This platform is G Suite, using the Google Meets, Google Classroom, Google Sites and Google Docs applications.
Virtual Program Availability: Edmonton, Strathcona, Parkland County, Cold Lake, Lac La Biche, Morinville, Spruce Grove, Stony Plain.
Click to download the Spring 2021 Schedule
*all programs will take place in Google Meets
Click here to REGISTER for Virtual programs.
To register for Virtual Group Programming, please fill in the enrolment form.
Virtual Group Programming
Kid Tech Nation
Teaches children digital skills, coding concepts, internet safety, and computational thinking, while building Club staff capacity with digital training and teaching resources. The program also focuses on engaging young people that are typically underrepresented in STEM fields: girls, racialized and Indigenous children, and children from newcomer families.
Discovery Lab aims to engage kids in science concepts through an interactive 12- week curriculum that connects science to real world contexts. The program works with Club kids early and often, at a critical age before study and/or career decisions are made.
Cool Moves is a national activity and healthy eating awareness program designed to create a life-long appreciation for a healthy, active lifestyle. Cool Moves has two distinct parts: Eat Smart, in which participants are encouraged to make healthier eating choices, and Play Cool, in which participants are encouraged to engage in more physical activity.
UPS Road Code
The program focuses on different safety principles, from basic instruction to the consequences of risky behaviors such as talking on cell phones, texting or drinking while driving. The program’s driving simulators test teens’ safe driving knowledge using a computer screen featuring interactive animation, a steering wheel, and life-like gas and brake pedals.
Raise the Grade
Raise the Grade, supported by RBC Future Launch, is a multi-faceted education program that increases academic skills, high school graduation rates, and access to post-secondary education for youth. It is an interactive after-school program that allows young people to explore their personal interests, receive homework support, connect with mentors and/or tutors, interact with peers, increase their digital literacy, and plan for post-secondary education.
Kid Food Nation
To support youth in Employment. This employment readiness program focuses on developing soft skills such as resume writing, job searching, exploring career pathways, and an opportunity to gain employment.
Dungeons and Dragons
Youth are invited to join an afternoon of table top, role-playing games. Staff will lead a campaign of Dungeons of Dragons, guiding youth as they conjure an adventure of problem-solving, teamwork and creative thinking.
Youth will explore topics in relation to equity, diversity and inclusion. Participants can expect to enter a safe space to engage in meaningful discussion to learn, reflect and build upon their knowledge of the world.