Big Brothers Big Sisters to expand mentorship program

By Josh Hall (Twitter: @Vancan19)
December 7, 2017 - 1:32pm

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Red Deer and District will increase their mentorship capacity in 2018.

The mentorship program matches a caring adult mentor with a child and creates opportunity for the mentee to grow and discover his/her potential.

“We are thrilled that through this funding support we will be able to create eight new mentoring relationships in the coming year,” says Dawn Flanagan, Program Manager with BBBS.

The new spots are thanks to a $9000 grant from the Red Deer and District Community Foundation.

According to research, for every $1 invested in a mentoring relationship between a caring adult and a child, there is a social return on investment of $18 back to society.

BBBS of Red Deer and District has been serving central Alberta since 1976.

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