Charitable Organization

Big Brothers/ Big Sisters Association Of North Durham Region

Port Perry, ON

Education and researchYouth/childrenCommunity development

Community Based Mentoring Program-Adults in North Durham are recruited & matched with a child age 6-16 of the same gender. This adult provides support of the child as he/she navigates challenges on the road to becoming a healthy adult. 2. In-School Mentoring - in partnership with Durham District School & Catholic Boards, this program is offered to schools in Uxbridge, Scugog & Brock. Adult volunteers are matched with a child in a participating school. The two spend 1 hr per week together while school is in session, participating in an activity that strives to enhance the child's self esteem & confidence. These matches can be cross gender & for children in kindergarten to grade 8. 3. Co-op Mentoring Program - Both 16-17 yr old High School students and College co-op students in the Child & Youth Worker program become in-School Mentors of Individual mentees and/or group mentors of Go Girls. 4. Go Girls is a 7-session program incorporating fun, educational games and activities to stimulate mentor/participant relationship building. 5. Sick Science Club - This is a one hour 10 week after-school program for grade 5 students. It is offered to boys & girls and has a ratio of one mentor for every five students. Each session focuses on science & engineering practice, includes demonstrations, hands-on opportunities and real world discussions. Fun themes and experiments engage mentees where their interests lie.

Connect 3 - This a research-based after-school program for students aged 9-12 with anxiety and a diagnosed or school identified mild-to-moderate learning disability. This is 2 hours once-a-week program with mentors supporting children in small mini-match groups. There is also a caregiver component also for two hours once a week. It offers tools to help your child manage worries and fears and to improve his or her confidence in social and school situations. Funding for this program was provided by an Ontario Trillium and Boston Pizza Foundation Grant.

Program areas

Description% of emphasis
Youth services100

*% of emphasis is reported by the charity and does not necessarily reflect money spent.

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