Vital Signs – A Group For Boys

It’s no secret that Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters (BGCBigs) has a lot of kids on our waiting list for a Big Brother or Sister. Right now the number is right around 1000, with 800 of those being boys. Thanks to the support of the Edmonton Community Foundation Vital Signs program, we’re piloting a project that will address the needs of our community’s boys with a bit more urgency. Vital Signs funding has generously allowed us to … Continue reading

An Enduring Friendship

Fourteen years ago, Chris was only ten years old. He had been through two Big Brothers – neither match lasted longer than a year – and he didn’t want a third.  Refusing to give up on him, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton (as we were called at the time) asked if he would try group mentoring instead. Chris agreed and was placed in a Boy’s Group.  For two hours every Monday starting at 6pm, Chris would go to High … Continue reading