Scotiabank is proud to sponsor a Workplace Mentoring Program. This program is a collaborative effort between schools, corporations and BBBS of NYC, which introduces students to the world of business through a one-to-one relationship. Every other week, teenagers are brought to companies in New York City where they meet with a Big Brother or Sister. By bringing students on-site, not only do youngsters bond with an adult volunteer, but they also learn they can make it in the business world. As a result, 98% of students completing the program want to go on to college, 97% report an improvement in school, and 96% report a clearer understanding of future career goals and aspirations. In addition, 96% of the adult volunteers reported a better work/life balance as a result of the program, and 100% report that they feel they have positively impacted the life of a child.
Thank you for visiting my Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City Walk for the Kids Personal Page! During these challenging economic times, the need to come together as a community could not be stronger. Any amount, great or small, helps Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City change the lives of underserved children by providing them with caring adult mentors who help to expand their horizons and enrich their futures. I greatly appreciate any support that you can afford BBBS and will keep you posted on my progress.
$50 Supports a Mentoring Match outing (visiting NYC landmarks, a sporting event or cultural activity).
$100 Provides mandatory training for one volunteer before being matched with a child.
$500 Support a Little’s Educational Workshop (SAT Prep, college essay writing, and resume writing).
$1,000 Provides comprehensive background checks for volunteers.
$3,500 Supports a Big/Little mentoring relationship for a full year.