Big Brothers Big Sisters Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington

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Description and Services
Description (Service) Adult-child mentoring programs  
 
Big Brothers and Big Sisters Mentoring * a child forms a relationship with an adult mentor * 2-4 hours weekly for a minimum of two years 
 
In-School Mentoring * matches a volunteer with a boy or girl in grades 1-8 in the school system (1 hour weekly during school year) 
 
Go Girls * healthy eating * relationships * bodies for girls in grades 7-8 (seven weeks) 
 
Game On! * group mentoring program for boys and young men about healthy lifestyles (seven sessions of 75 minutes) *  
 
Couples for kids * Buddy Up Program
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-4:30 pm * appointments may be available until 8 pm, call to make an appointment
Meetings Board of Directors, third Monday of the month * Annual General Meeting in April
Areas Served Frontenac County ; Kingston ; Lennox and Addington County
Eligibility Ages: 6 year(s) - 16 year(s) 
 
Children: 6-16 years old from often a single-parent home, living with a grandparent or children who would benefit from a mentoring relationship * adult volunteers: men and/or women 18 years and older * able to make a commitment for a certain period
Application Parent/guardian referrals: call the office or visit website 
 
Volunteers referrals: call the office or visit the website * application form available online * interview can only be arranged after the application is received * successful applicants will be screened and trained * criminal reference checks mandatory 
 
Children: referrals from schools and other social service and community organizations * parent/guardian must complete an application form in every case * Parent Information/Child Safety training mandatory
Languages English
Fees None
Service Categories Adult/Child Mentoring Programs ; Self Esteem Workshops ~ Girls ; Volunteer Opportunities
Waiting List Yes
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-544-1621
Fax 613-544-5742
E-Mail peter.cory@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca
Website www.bigbrothersbigsisterskingston.com
Social Media Facebook
Volunteer Coordinator Shawn Holder, Match Support Specialist; Email: shawn.holder@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca
Primary Executive Peter Cory, Executive Director; Email: peter.cory@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca
Names
Former Name Big Brothers Association of Kingston and District (29 Oct 2007)
Location & Accessibility
Site Location West of Food Basics on Princess St
Located In Community Kingston
Address & Map
Family and Children's Services Kingston Frontenac Lennox and Addington
817 Division St
Kingston, ON K7K 4C2
 
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Intersection Division St and Elliott Ave
Bus Route Notes Kingston Transit Trip Planner
Physical Access Unknown
Parking Free parking
Other Details
Established 1969
Funding Grants ; Fundraising ; United Way
Elections The Board of Directors is elected.
Resources Pamphlets * annual report
Resources Website
Accreditation Yes, by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada

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