Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ajax-Pickering

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Record #: AJP0100 Last Modified: 25 Mar 2014 Last Full Update: 25 Mar 2014
Address & Phone Numbers
Address1735 Bayly St, Unit 7C
Pickering, ON L1W 3G7
 
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Office Phone905-831-3777
Fax905-831-8364
E-mail & web site
E-maildebbie.buchanan@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca
Websitewww.bbandsofap.com
Execs & Contacts
Executive 1Melanie Stewart, Executive Director
Contact 1Debbie Buchanan, Administrative Coordinator
Geographical details
IntersectionBrock Rd and Bayly St (east of Brock, south side of Bayly, across from Tim Horton's)
Access details
HoursMon-Fri 9 am-3pm * available after hours by appointment
LanguagesEnglish
EligibilityAges: 5 year(s) - 16 year(s)
ApplicationCall for information and to arrange for an orientation
FeesNone
AccessibilityFully Accessible
Description
Service CategoriesAdult/Child Mentoring Programs ; Adult/Child Mentoring Programs ~ Couples ; Adult/Child Mentoring Programs ~ Elementary School Students ; Adult/Child Mentoring Programs ~ High School Students
DescriptionVolunteer adult mentors support opportunities for friendship and personal development to young people in the community 
 
Traditional Match Program  
One-to-one program that involves matching a child "at risk" between the ages of 5 to 14 with a screened adult volunteer * meet for 3 to 4 hours each week in the community 
 
In-School Mentoring Program  
One-to-one mentorship between a volunteer adult mentor with a child from Kindergarten to grade 9 * non-academic activity for one hour each week on school property throughout the school year 
 
Go Girls!/Game On! 
Site-based group programs – separate programs for girls and boys ages 11-14 delivered in schools * children participate in a physical activity, learn about healthy eating while enjoying a nutritious snack, and engage in discussion and reflection that promotes healthy self-esteem and positive mental health  
 
Big Bunch 
Group program takes place once a month for children waiting for a Traditional Match
SubjectsFriendship services ; Volunteer opportunities