Making People Proud

Tall, lanky, and a tad shy, Trent doesn’t immediately strike you as a typical hockey player, but you’ll find him playing hockey nearly every Wednesday anyway. For over 4 years, Trent has been a mentee in the Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters HEROS program. HEROS – Hockey Education Reaching Out – aims to empower children on ice. And for Trent that’s exactly what it’s done. Trent joined the program when he was in Grade 3. According to … Continue reading

Happy Big Brothers Big Sisters Day!

2013 marks the 100th Anniversary of BIG mentoring programs in Canada.  In 1904, when a young New York City court clerk named Ernest Coulter was seeing more and more boys come through his courtroom, he recognized that caring adults could help many of these kids stay out of trouble, and he set out to find volunteers. That marked the beginning of the Big Brothers movement. At around the same time, the members of a group called Ladies of Charity were … Continue reading

Spruce Grove Examiner Reports on Big/Little Sister Match

Big Brothers Big Sisters need volunteers in the tri-area By Thomas Miller, Spruce Grove Examiner/Stony Plain Reporter A year and a half ago Breanna and Desirae were in a serious car accident. Breanna shattered her ankle and needed surgery, Desirae broke her arm and had some internal bleeding, but they can count themselves lucky — the driver of the other vehicle didn’t make it. At the time, the two were a new friends, matched by Big Brothers Big Sisters of … Continue reading

18:1 Mentoring Delivers a High Return

The Big Brothers Big Sisters Social Return on Investment Survey A groundbreaking new study by The Boston Consulting Group demonstrates the power of investments in Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring to deliver strong economic value over time.  The study was designed to audit the financial return to society from Big Brothers Big Sisters, and it found that every dollar invested generates on average $18 in hard dollar returns to society. The research compared the life outcomes of 500 former “Littles” … Continue reading