Location: 10135 89 st., Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
People Required: 20
Estimated Time Required: Ongoing
More information: http://bgcbigs.ca/
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Raising the Grade aims to provide young people with the skills, tools, and opportunities that will equip them to excel academically and secure their future success as productive, independent, and contributing members of society. Volunteers with this program will work with youth using tech centers, online resources, and will offer tutoring/mentoring support as they work to achieve their goals.
Children with mentors experience incredible life benefits such as:
•Becoming 80% more likely to finish high school
•Becoming 2-4x less likely to bully, lie, cheat, steal or become involved in drugs and/or alcohol
•78% of our kids coming from a family history of social assistance (parents depending on welfare, food banks, etc., to make ends meet) do not experience the same challenges in their adulthood
•Their life time income is $300,000 dollars more, on average, than youth who did not have mentors
There are no specific skills or experience required, however all volunteers are screened to gauge their appropriateness for our programs.
Benefits & Recognition
People who mentor:
• Gain personal growth and development
• Have a positive new perspective on life
• Make a positive difference in the life of a child and the community
• See meaningful improvements in their own mental and physical health
• Report increased levels of happiness and energy
• Police check • Child welfare check •modified screening interview • Alberta Mentoring Partnership Certificate
Think you'd be a good fit? Check out http://bgcbigs.ca/ and apply to become a volunteer today!
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