September is BBBS Month!

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SEPTEMBER IS BBBS MONTH!

At Big Brothers Big Sisters, we believe that every young person has limitless potential. Our mission is to ignite the potential in children and youth through positive mentoring relationships – lifting up those youth who need us most and standing bigger together.

Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) Month is all about celebrating the connections of our volunteer mentors and mentees, and sharing with the community why mentoring matters.

BBBS MONTH IN BC

Click here to view the BBBS Month Proclamation from the Province of British Columbia!

MENTORING MATTERS TO LOCAL YOUTH

Research tells us that young people who face daily adversities experience long-term social and emotional challenges. By no fault of their own, children are born into circumstances that can cause high levels of stress.

Some common sources of stress include living in poverty, being separated from a biological parent, being bullied at school or witnessing violence. These stressors can cause irreversible trauma to a developing body and mind.

Providing youth with access to developmental mentoring relationships is proven to reduce the impacts of these challenges and help children to grow into healthy, happy adults.

YOU CAN MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE

When you give to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Victoria Capital Region – whether with time as a volunteer or as a donor – you are directly investing in the future of our youngest community members.

Apply to volunteer or make a donation in support of local youth this BBBS Month!