It takes a village: Mentoring in smaller communities

It takes a village: Mentoring in smaller communities 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 a Big […]

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Celebrating Diversity in Mentoring

Celebrating Diversity in Mentoring Nicole Mensah: For many children and youth in Canada, their reality consists of striving to overcome adversity through facing daily challenges. Specifically for black youth, it is unfortunate that there are many obstacles that present themselves as a result of simply being black; negative stereotypes enforced by society, lack of representation [...]
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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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Year End, New Beginnings

It’s December 2019 already and a lot has happened this year for Big Brothers Big Sisters Canada. Big Brothers Big Sisters old logo.   Gone are the days of purple branding and comical remarks on the logo (I’ve heard some hilarious interpretations over the years). As of September 18th, the Big Brothers Big Sisters brand [...]
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International Men’s Day

International Men’s Day November 19th is one of those calendar days that seem to fly under the radar every year.  But we at NYMAC would like to celebrate and acknowledge International Men’s Day and all the male-identified mentors and mentees in our programs. Male-identified NYMAC members have decided to share their thoughts and experiences navigating […]

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