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BBBS Introduction

  1. 1. … One Child at a Time! Making a Difference …
  2. 2. Conditions for Youth Today <ul><li>Bullying </li></ul><ul><li>Gang Violence </li></ul><ul><li>Peer Pressure </li></ul><ul><li>Family Dysfunction </li></ul><ul><li>Social Stereotyping </li></ul><ul><li>Drugs </li></ul><ul><li>Alcohol </li></ul>
  3. 3. BBBSP Vision Every Child Who Needs a Mentor has a Mentor
  4. 4. Agency Overview <ul><li>Established in 1967 </li></ul><ul><li>7 Core Mentoring Programs </li></ul><ul><li>1,350 Children served </li></ul><ul><li>1,325 active volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>325 business relationships </li></ul><ul><li>4 major fundraising events </li></ul>
  5. 5. Helping to Build Brighter Futures Our programs enable young people to learn about themselves and the world in a healthy meaningful way that instills self-confidence and prepares them for the future.
  6. 6. Big Bunch <ul><li>Wait List Children </li></ul><ul><li>1 activity a month </li></ul><ul><li>Evenings and weekends </li></ul><ul><li>Agency planned activities </li></ul>
  7. 7. Group Program <ul><li>16 groups meet weekly or bi-weekly </li></ul><ul><li>Meet once a week from 7-9 pm </li></ul><ul><li>Agency planned activities </li></ul><ul><li>10-12 youth and 5-6 adult mentors </li></ul>
  8. 8. One to One Program <ul><li>aka. Big & Little Brother, Big & Little Sister, Big & Little Buddy and Couples for Kids Program </li></ul><ul><li>Meet 2-4 times a month for a year </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible schedule </li></ul><ul><li>Outings planned by match </li></ul>
  9. 9. Teen Mentoring <ul><li>Staff supervised program </li></ul><ul><li>High school students develop mentoring skills by mentoring elementary school children </li></ul><ul><li>Happens on school property during school hours </li></ul>
  10. 10. In School Mentoring <ul><li>Meet one hour a week </li></ul><ul><li>During school hours and on school property </li></ul><ul><li>Program in 82 schools </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent corporate program </li></ul>
  11. 11. Go Girls Program <ul><li>Girls age 12-14 mentored by young women ages 18-25 </li></ul><ul><li>Encourages active living, healthy eating and self-esteem </li></ul><ul><li>Seven Week program </li></ul><ul><li>Agency currently piloting a similar program for Boys called Game On! </li></ul>
  12. 12. Host Conversation Club <ul><li>Piloted in 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada </li></ul><ul><li>Assists newcomer youth with social integration and academic success </li></ul><ul><li>Newcomer youth practice their English skills, receive homework help and form relationships with other youth making them to feel welcomed </li></ul>New program to assist the children of new immigrant families
  13. 13. Tim Hortons Bowl for Kids Sake <ul><li>700 Participants in 3 municipalities </li></ul><ul><li>7 events in Feb and March </li></ul><ul><li>140 participating companies </li></ul><ul><li>16 sponsors </li></ul><ul><li>Raised $154,000 </li></ul>
  14. 14. Women of Peel Luncheon <ul><li>Networking event with inspirational keynote speaker </li></ul><ul><li>300 in attendance </li></ul><ul><li>$50,000 raised </li></ul>Make Difference in the Life of a Child First Friday in May
  15. 15. Golf Classic <ul><li>148 golfers </li></ul><ul><li>Day of golf includes lunch, dinner, fees and cart </li></ul><ul><li>Raised $78,000 </li></ul>Build a Brighter Future for our Kids by participating! For more info visit our website
  16. 16. “A Taste of England” Gala <ul><li>Our children come from various backgrounds </li></ul><ul><li>Cultures of the World Passport Series features new country each year </li></ul><ul><li>435 in attendance </li></ul><ul><li>Raised $68,000 </li></ul>By supporting the Gala you are “Sharing a Little Magic” with our Young People October 2010
  17. 17. Imagine! <ul><ul><li>Introducing… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community Campaign for Kids! </li></ul></ul>If every citizen…. … and every employee… … donated $2…. … and had fun doing it… What a difference we would make ! “ It takes a village to raise a child.”
  18. 18. Community Campaign for Kids <ul><li>Encourages companies who host holiday parties or picnics to incorporate a fun activity that asks staff or customers for $2 </li></ul><ul><li>Encourages communities to host a fun neighbourhood block party where residents get together for Kids Sake and donate $2 </li></ul><ul><li>This program raises awareness in addition to funds </li></ul>Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peel
  19. 19. Ambassadors Program <ul><li>A Community focused networking group that learns about youth related issues and how Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peel provides support </li></ul><ul><li>2 hour meeting once a month </li></ul><ul><ul><li>½ hour networking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>½ hour education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Network Development </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Excellent program for sales staff and community minded citizens </li></ul>
  20. 20. Thank you for your Interest and Support!