Big Brothers Big Sisters

 

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peel (BBBS) is a mentoring organization for children and youth; it is committed to providing caring adult relationships for children to promote healthy development and enhance self-esteem.

The Projects at UTM 

Project 1: BCAC Group Mentoring Program

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peel currently has a program in partnership with the Black Community Advisory Council (BCAC) of the United Way of Peel Region. This mentoring program matches Black youth (ages 7-16) with a Black adult (18+) mentor who has lived experience and can help promote positive self-identity through building a meaningful friendship. 

We are looking to continue to grow this program, and for this innovation project we will need a team of students who have experience and awareness of the issues facing youth in the black community and an understanding of anti-black racism. The innovation project will have the below components:

  • Develop a recruitment strategy to recruit mentors for the 2018-2019 academic school year
  • Develop an outreach plan within the UTM community focusing on various clubs, groups and faculty to assist with hosting outings
  • Program planning: Design a 20 week program for the 2018-2019 school year. This would include a research component aimed at enhancing connections and address specific topics of interest and foster a sense of belonging.
  • Budget Outline

Theme: Children/Youth

Relevant Disciplines: Humanities, Social Sciences, Life Sciences

Project 2: STEM Day at UTM 

STEM Girls Group Mentoring Program

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peel’s traditional Group Mentoring program consists of 5 volunteers with 10 kids. The Groups meet once a week and participate in fun and skill-based activities.

This group would be much different in that it would all center on STEM. STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines – science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Further, rather than teaching them as 4 separate subjects it integrates them into a cohesive learning concept based on real world.

We are looking for a team of students interested in designing a STEM group mentoring program for girls 12-14. This group would meet on campus.

  • Develop a recruitment strategy to recruit mentors for the 2018-2019 academic school year.
  • Develop an outreach plan within the UTM community focusing on various clubs, groups and faculty to assist with hosting outings
  • Program planning: Design a 20 week program for the 2018-2019 school year. This would include a large research component. The program should have a curriculum but also a strong emphasis on mentoring.
  • Budget Outline

Theme: Children/Youth

Relevant Disciplines: Humanities, Social Sciences, Life Sciences, Geography and Environment, Management/Commerce

Sign Up by September 22nd 2017:

Students who have signed up for our projects must attend one of our two mandatory long-term volunteer training sessions. Training dates are below:

Monday September 25th from 2-4pm in the Faculty Club

Friday September 29th from 5-7pm in Spigel Hall

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