Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Wellington is an essential service for children and youth in the north part of Wellington County which includes the Towns of Mapleton, Minto and Wellington North.
For over 45 years, the agency has been making a significant difference in the lives of children through our three core mentoring programs - one to one community match; in-school one to one match; and, individual groups called Go Girls and Game On.
Despite Covid-19, our agency has continued to offer mentoring services by way of virtual online programming and by relentlessly following public health guidelines. Children who live with adversities such as family low income, domestic violence, mental illness, drugs/alcohol addictions, etc, often lack developmental relationships to overcome the challenges of healthy development. Through our intentional match programs, we can help children benefit from the positive, caring and supportive guidance of a mentor. The match offers children new experiences, opportunities, and intergenerational wisdom that make a lifelong change for children and this has a positive ripple effect for the families and communities at large.