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Kelly Leach - Mentoring Matters

Welcome to Mentoring Matters! - “No matter how small you start, start something that matters”.  Brendon Burchard Welcome to “Mentoring Matters”, the official blog of Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS). We are thrilled to have this online platform to have a conversation, share stories, talk about our programs, share research, keep you informed on agency events and more! No matter how BIG or Little our posts will be, we hope they will have an impact and matter to you. This blog comes at a very exciting time for us as we are celebrating 40 years of mentoring in our community. It’s hard to believe that it’s been 40 years since a young social worker in St. John’s working in the area of Corrections for City Welfare Department of Social Service started something that mattered. Having a caseload of boys he became very much aware of the lack of resources available for boys in the metro area. Having a desire to help young boys he began the task of starting “Big Brothers” in St. John’s in 1975. Since that time, our programs have evolved from the traditional Big/Little matches to include School-Based Mentoring, Group Mentoring and Teen Mentoring. In the past 40 years over 6,000 young people have been matched with a caring, adult mentor through one of our programs...WOW! Our programs are built on a very simple foundation...the gift of friendship. We believe that every child should have the opportunity to fulfill their potential and be the best they can be. Through friendships, encouragement and understanding, volunteer mentors have a…

Photo : Kelly Leach April 22, 2015
Photo : Dave Walsh April 13, 2015