It takes a village: Mentoring in smaller communities

It takes a village: Mentoring in smaller communities Charlotte Gardiner I grew up in a small town on the island of Newfoundland. We had a population of about 2,500 people, our K-12 school had around 350 students, and I had about 25 classmates. Unfortunately for myself and many of my peers, we did not have [...]
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Big Brothers Big Sisters of North America Coronavirus Task Force

A partnership between Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBSA) and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada (BBBSC) during this time of crisis March 26, 2020–Two national organizations representing hundreds of agencies and thousands of communities across North America, have joined forces to collaborate in support of mentoring relationships that ignite the power, promise, and […]

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Big Brothers Big Sisters Warn of Critical Youth Mentorship Gap

Big Brothers Big Sisters Warn of Critical Youth Mentorship Gap More than 15,000 vulnerable children and youth waiting for mentors TORONTO, Jan. 30, 2020 /CNW/ – There’s a growing mentorship gap affecting more than 15,000 Canadian children and youth, many of whom are facing vulnerable situations including poverty, family instability or identity-based discrimination. According to Big Brothers […]

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Happy New Year from NYMAC!

2019 was a great year for us and we accomplished so much—you can see a video outlining those accomplishments here! Resolutions are an important way in which people reflect on their successes and shortcomings from the previous year and set their sights on what they wish to accomplish and improve for the next year. We [...]
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MENTORING FOR SUCCESS: POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION AND CAREER READINESS

MENTORING FOR SUCCESS: POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION AND CAREER READINESS Post-secondary education has become ever more relevant to future career and income goals. The Center on Education and the Workforce estimates that 35% of new jobs need a university degree while job growth in fields that only need a few trained skills is slowing down. With these trends, it [...]
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