Big Brothers, Big Sisters of the Fraser Valley BBBSFV) provided an update to the Board on the number of students being helped and mentored. There are currently 18 schools in the district with a MOU with BBBS-FV, Executive Director David Sheach reported.
This year, through the BBBS school-based mentoring program, 105 children are being mentored with more matches to be made before year’s end. Of these, 58 are Teen Mentors (grades 10-12) from five of the district’s secondary schools, who are matched with children in the neighbouring middle schools.
They project a 5% growth in the number of children served overall in the district by BBBS-FV. Sheach noted the information “highlights the significant impact that Big Brothers Big Sisters has on the social and economic health of communities, citizens and families.”