Big Sisters Study Buddies Needed

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Help a young girl reach her academic goals by volunteering for the Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland Study Buddy Mentoring Program. Volunteers are currently needed in Burnaby and East and South Vancouver.


The Study Buddy Mentoring program nurtures the self-esteem of girls by matching them with volunteers who offer them educational support. This program is for girls, ages 7 to 17, who need academic assistance and cannot access other tutoring services due to financial constraints.

The Study Buddy Mentoring program requires one tutoring session per week (1 hour) and a minimum 6 month commitment. Sessions take place at a mutually-agreeable location (i.e. library) after school or on weekends.

The program strives to do the following:

  • Provide an academic role model to girls and young women (ages 7-17)
  • Increase educational performance
  • Promote the importance of staying in school and increase school attendance
  • Enhance educational goal setting
  • Decrease disruptive behaviour in school

Study Buddies work together to set appropriate educational goals for the Little Sister. With the support of a Study Buddy tutor, Little Sisters are encouraged and equipped to improve their educational performance and meet their academic goals, which contributes to their overall self-esteem.

Learn more about becoming a Study Buddy tutor, referring a Little Sister, or donating to the Study Buddy Mentoring program. You can also contact us directly at 604-873-4525 ext.300 or [email protected].

Miss604 is a proud sponsor of the 2015 Big Sister of BC Lower Mainland Volunteer Recruitment Campaign. Follow Big Sisters BC Lower Mainland on Facebook and Twitter for more information.

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