Big Brothers Big Sisters of Quesnel wish everyone the best of the season

BBBSQ is grateful for all the support the community bestows on them and the many volunteer bigs and mentors who help youth.

The picture is of Carmen Mackenzie donating some gifts she bought for a Little Sister.

Best wishes to all of our volunteers, mentors, staff, sponsors, children, families and board members for 2017!  Big Brothers Big Sisters of Quesnel could not provide programs and services to children in our community without your generous and committed support.

This year our agency was able to provide mentoring programs to 173 children and 54 teens had the opportunity to be a Teen Mentor to an elementary school child.  Serving as role models, our mentors teach by example the importance of giving and giving back, of staying in school and of having respect for family, peers and community.  Each time we pair a child with a mentor, we start something incredible – a life-changing relationship built on friendship, trust, and empowerment.

Big Brothers Big Sisters is asking for caring individuals to consider becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister to one of the 23 children currently hoping for a special friend in their life. After a screening and training process, a volunteer can share fun activities with a young person and be a kid again. The agency provides support and monitoring throughout the match.

There are so many children in our program that would appreciate and benefit from a one to one friendship and the opportunity to experience new adventures.

Even though each of the children is special with their own unique personality and interests, they have the same wish – to have a Big Brother or Big Sister.  Do you have a little time for a ‘Little?’ Think BIG for your New Year’s Resolution. Consider becoming a mentor.

A BIG thank you to all, may 2017 be filled with good health, laughter, love and peace.

Michelle Riley is executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Quesnel.

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