Positively changing Colchester
SERVING OUR COMMUNITY
This year alone Big Brothers Big Sisters impacted over 300 youth in Colchester and surrounding communities
REPUTABLE AND ACCOUNTABLE
Providing life changing mentoring experiences since 1978, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colchester were the winners of the Most Loved Community Contribution for the Local Love Truro Awards.
we give back thousands of dollars to the community every year through our Helping Others Grant.
Every Child in Colchester County Who Needs a Mentor, Has a Mentor.
We commit to be leaders in the provision and development of quality volunteer based mentoring programs for all youth who need our service.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colchester is comprised of 8 staff members servicing the County of Colchester and surrounding areas.
Many children and youth in Colchester struggle with societal barriers and face adversities in their lives.
Facing prolonged adversity creates toxic stress in the brain that can negatively impact development.
With the support of a mentor, these risks can be reduced or even avoided, and youth can reach their full potential.
Many children and youth in Colchester struggle with societal barriers and face adversities in their lives like detrimental living conditions, family violence, risk factors for mental health, school issues and identity challenges.
These circumstances have nothing to do with the value of who they are or who they can become, but because of these situations, children and youth risk not having the opportunity to live up to their full potential.
Even worse is the possibility of continuing cycles of poverty and crime or developing mental health issues.
This comes at a cost to the young person, and to society.
With the guidance and support of a mentor, these risks can be reduced or even avoided, and youth are reminded they can be anything they dream of being.
We provide direct service to children by matching volunteers and youth in quality mentoring relationships. Our agency staff members are experts at screening volunteers and matching them with a mentee having similar interests.
Our national organization provides services and programs to us to assist us with our work with parents, mentees, and volunteers. Ranging from staff training workshops to their leading Child Safety Program. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada works diligently to ensure we have superior quality programming in all parts of the country.