Big Brother’s Big Sisters of GP & Area is in the business of creating friendships!

This year’s lottery will support 14 non-profit groups including the Big Brothers, Big Sisters of GP Association.  Here’s a little more on this group.

The Vision:  Every Child in Canada Who Needs a Mentor, Has a Mentor.

Consider the benefits children in our programs gain:
91% feel better about themselves.
65% have improved self-confidence.
67% have a better sense of right and wrong.
76% show improved school grades.
80% have a better school attendance record.
82% develop better relationships with their teacher.
90% get along better with other kids.

The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Grande Prairie has served the community for more than 16 years and has made a difference in the lives of young people by providing a friend where one is needed.

 They are committed to serving children and youth by providing them with quality mentoring relationships with volunteers. They are currently serving 50 children in the Grande Prairie Area.

Currently in Canada, over 27,000 children are matched with adults in one-to-one programs. The challenge is to find matches for the 10,000 kids on our waiting lists.

The scope of programs has expanded over the years and now includes traditional matches, in-school mentoring, group activities and more!

They are proud of their achievements and strive to continue developing programs to serve more children in Grande Prairie & Area.

Proceeds from the lottery would help to:

–       Support programs including the school mentoring program

–       Held provide course materials

–       Support training costs

 

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