September is Big Brothers Big Sisters Month
Celebrating the Powerful Equation of Mentorship and Resilience
Hello there, Math enthusiasts and Mentorship champions! We have a unique formula to share with you today, and don’t worry – it’s one that won’t require a calculator! Let us present it to you: “Mentorship = Resilience.” Simple, yet powerful, wouldn’t you agree?
In celebration of Big Brothers Big Sisters Month, we are thrilled to announce the launch of our national campaign, “Mentorship Equals” This campaign shines a spotlight on the remarkable science behind how mentoring solidifies resilience in children and youth.
Mentorship has always been at the heart of our efforts. It’s about igniting a spark within young people to unlock their full potential, nurturing meaningful connections, and building relationships that stand the test of time. Now, however, we have something more – we have data and research that substantiates our case! Studies have shown that mentorship does more than just change lives – it fosters resilience. This incredible capacity to adapt to adversity or bounce back from hardships is built through consistent, healthy relationships with adults – exactly the kind of relationships you’ve helped us nurture.
Our new campaign will delve deeper into how mentoring enhances various life aspects, including social emotional competence, mental health & wellbeing, and educational engagement & employment readiness. If you want to be part of this exciting journey, make sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
What’s more? The ripple effects of mentorship extend far and wide, guiding our youth’s development and laying the groundwork for happier, healthier adults. One of the eye-opening findings we’ll be highlighting is that youth who receive mentoring are 60% more likely to report consistent happiness. The campaign will also bring to light some inspiring numbers, like mentored youth being 17% more likely to be gainfully employed and 50% more likely to volunteer. But here’s the clincher – the most vital part of this equation is you. A kid’s world can be variable, but our mentors can be their constant. Without you, this equation simply wouldn’t balance.
So, we invite you to explore our new campaign, dive into the science and math behind mentorship, and help us spread the word with your networks.
Join us across Southern Bruce & Northern Huron Counties
and support the vital Mentoring programs we provide to young people in your community.
Info Booth Days
Join us September 13, 2023 from 11am to 2pm
In Goderich at Walmart
In Walkerton at Valu-Mart
In Wingham at The Independent
Kincardine – Party in the Park!
Join us on Monday, September 18 at Victoria Park, Kincardine
For a donation BBQ and lots of fun @ 5-7pm
Supported by: Municipality of Kincardine & Kincardine Lions Club
Kincardine Fall Expo
Join us on September 19, 2023 from 6-8pm at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine for more information on how to get involved with us.
Wingham Volunteer Fair
Join us September 24, 2023 from 1pm to 3pm for the United Way Perth Huron Volunteer Fair at the Wingham Knights of Columbus Hall
There will be live music, food trucks and more!
Ripley Fall Fair
Come out on September 30, 2023 to see us in the parade at 11:30am and stay for a full roster of livestock shows, agricultural and craft exhibits, and family fun all weekend!