Big Brothers Big Sisters of South-West Durham

Location, Telephone & Internet
Office Phone 905-831-3777
Fax 905-831-8364
E-Mail debbie.buchanan@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca
Website www.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca/swdurham
Located In Community Pickering
Address & Map
Office Mall
1735 Bayly St, Unit 7C
Pickering, ON L1W 3G7
 
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Intersection Brock Rd and Bayly St (east of Brock, south side of Bayly, across from Tim Horton's)
Contact Information
Primary Contact Debbie Buchanan, Administrative Coordinator
Primary Executive Melanie Stewart, Executive Director
Description & Services
Description (Service) Volunteer 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 ā€“ 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  
 
Power Play-Mentoring Through Sport 
A new accessible and inclusive sport-mentorship program in Ajax-Pickering, Oshawa-Whitby * children and youth ages of 6-16 engage in 1 of 4 unique sport programs led by certified coaches and Big Brothers Big Sisters mentors 
 
Hoops ā€˜nā€™ Homework 
Provides marginalized and diverse youth with the opportunity to participate in free after-school activities * volunteer mentors facilitate activities that support the social and academic growth of young people through literacy tutoring, homework help, and enrichment * youth aged 13-15 years old participate once per week for an eight week period * sessions include three program areas: homework, life skills and basketball
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-3pm * available after hours by appointment
Areas Served Ajax ; Oshawa ; Pickering ; Whitby
Eligibility Ages: 5 year(s) - 16 year(s)
Application Call for information and to arrange for an orientation
Languages English
Fees None
Other Details
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Physical Access Fully Accessible
Classification/Subjects
Service Categories Adult/Child Mentoring Programs ; Adult/Child Mentoring Programs ~ Couples ; Adult/Child Mentoring Programs ~ Elementary School Students ; Adult/Child Mentoring Programs ~ High School Students ; Volunteer Opportunities

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