We believe in the values of mentoring.
We commit to the families of Langley that we will be leaders in providing life-changing mentoring relationships to ignite the power and potential of young people. Learn how you can be the spark that ignites potential.
The Big Brothers mentoring program provides youth with a role model to talk to and share the experiences of growing up with. Through regular outings, a relationship is developed, which is built on trust and common interests, and is supported by our experienced case-workers. The result is a life-changing experience for both the mentor and the mentee.
The Big Sisters Mentoring program provides youth with a role model to talk to and share the experiences of growing up with. Through regular outings, a relationship is developed, that is built on trust and common interests, and is supported by our experienced case-workers. The result is a life-changing experience for both the mentor and the mentee.
IN SCHOOL MENTORING
Our In-School Mentoring program provides elementary students with a teenage or adult role model to talk to and share the experiences of growing up with. For one hour a week, mentors meet with their mentee and engage in activities such as board games, crafts or just hang out on the playground. Mentoring sessions take place during school hours and on school grounds.
Go Girls! is a group mentoring program for female-identifying youth in grades 4 -7 (age requirement may vary depending on location of program) that focusses on physical activity, balanced eating and self-esteem. The single, most important goal of the program is to positively shape the lives of young people by helping them build a positive self-image – setting them on a path to reach their full potential in life.
Go Girls sessions are held after school for 2 hours, and are once a week for 8 weeks.
Children who participate in the after-school Explorations program choose from a list of different topics/activities to explore (which could be science, art, drama, sports, etc). Big Brother and Big Sister mentors from the Langley community provide a safe and fun atmosphere to assist children in building their skills in their chosen Explorations topic through interactive learning and demonstrations. Mentors/leaders are at the program to support participants through all activities and learnings.
Participants will have the opportunity to spend one of the two hours in their chosen Exploration group, enhancing their skills and learning about their chosen topic in a supportive environment, while the remaining hour will be spent in a large group, working on positive group dynamics, making new friendships, and enjoying a snack break with peers and leaders!
Game On! is a group mentoring program that provides male-identifying youth in grades 4 – 7 (age requirement may vary depending on location of program) with information and support to make informed choices about a range of healthy lifestyle practices. Through non-traditional physical activities, participants are engaged in life skills, communication, and emotional health discussions designed to engage participants in the pursuit of life-long healthy lifestyles.
Game On sessions are held after school for 2 hours, and are once a week for 8 weeks.
Multi-Sport Explorations is an after-school program where students will participate in fun-filled activities in a supportive environment with Big Brothers Big Sisters mentors. Participants will spend the first part of the group taking part in activities, games, and discussions. The second portion of the group will be spent in a team learning about a specific subject in an interactive and engaged group. Our goal is to create a safe, positive space for students to explore different outlets!
The main goal of the Multi-Sport Explorations program is to have fun, take part in activities, engage in interesting discussions, learn new skills, hang out with friends, meet new ones, and spend time with great leaders! Each week, mentors will lead students through different sports and group games such as soccer, hockey, badminton, tag, and dodgeball to list a few!