Game On! Eat Smart, Play Smart!

Game On! is a group mentoring program for providing boys and young men with information and support to make informed choices about a range of healthy lifestyle practices. Through non-traditional physical activities, complemented with healthy eating support, participants are engaged in life skills, communication, and emotional health discussions designed to engage participants in the pursuit of life-long healthy lifestyles.

Game On! includes seven 75-minute core sessions.

  • through the lens of healthy living, openly discuss current and pressing issues facing boys and young men,
  • build appreciation for the benefits of healthy eating habits,
  • promote physical exercise through the use of non-traditional activities,
  • encourage leadership skills and independent thinking,
  • offer guidance in establishing and maintaining friendships,
  • and above all, make a difference!

 

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Game On is being offered virtually through until it is safe to resume in person group programs.

 

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Go Girls! Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds!

Go Girls! is a group mentoring program for girls ages 12-14 that focuses on physical activity, balanced eating and self-esteem. The single, most important goal of the program is to positively shape the lives of young women and girls by helping them build a positive self-image – setting them on a path to reach their full potential in life.

The Go Girls! program consists of seven mentoring sessions, held over a 7-10 week period, within school facilities. Each 1.5-2 hour-long session is loosely structured around four themes: physical activity, healthy eating, self-esteem, and communication skills.

The program strives to do the following:

  • create appreciation for the benefits of an active, healthy lifestyle,
  • build understanding of what constitutes healthy eating habits and risks associated with eating disorders,
  • promote the importance of positive mental activity and regular physical exercise,
  • encourage awareness of core values, personal interests, strengths and attributes,
  • support the development of leadership and life skills,
  • offer guidance in establishing and maintaining friendships,
  • and above all, make a difference!

 

Volunteer

 

Go-Girls being offered virtually through until it is safe to resume in person group programs.

 

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Full Circle Mentoring

The Full Circle Mentoring Program is an Indigenous-based after school group program where the children learn about Indigenous Culture through storytelling, activities, crafts and group discussions on school grounds. The Full Circle group does not meet over the summer break or during other school holidays.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Wood Buffalo is the only agency in all of Canada to run the Full Circle Program. This program was created in 2009 and has grown tremendously since then. Full Circle is very unique and we are very proud of the growth and impact it has made on our community.

The program strives to do the following:

  • encourage appreciation and pride for the indigenous culture
  • provide a role model for indigenous youth
  • foster an inclusive environment to learn and enjoy indigenous teachings
  • support the development of leadership and life skills,
  • offer guidance in establishing and maintaining friendships,
  • and above all, make a difference!

 

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In 2020, Full Circle was held in the following school(s):

Father Beauregard School

St Paul School

St Kateri School

Ecole Dickinsfield School

St. Martha School

Greely Road School

St. Anne School

St. Gabriel School

Dr. Clark School

Westview School

Bill Woodward School

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Site-Based Corporate Mentoring

The corporate mentoring program provides indigenous youth living in rural reservations the opportunity to be mentored by corporate employees. The program focuses on career and life skills, opening their world view to many new possibilities.

This group mentoring program is a relationship between ConocoPhillips employees and students at Father Perin School in Janvier. Students travel from their community in Janvier to Surmont where they are given the opportunity to be mentored by corporate employees.

The program strives to  do the following:

  • explore business etiquette, career exploration, financial investment, teamwork and company pride.
  • learn about the company’s core values through incorporation of resources into program activities
  • and above all, make a difference!

 

Volunteer

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