Big Brothers Big Sisters in Oxford County

Site: Ingersoll - Thames St S

Contact Information
Office Phone 519-485-1801
Fax 519-485-1805
E-Mail kristen.ralph@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca
Website https://oxford.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca/
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Primary Contact Kristen Ralph, Executive Director, Big Brothers Big Sisters in Oxford County; Phone: 519-537-6404; Fax: 519-537-8282; Email: kristen.ralph@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Big Brothers & Big Sisters Mentoring
Matches big and little sisters and big and little brothers.

In-School Mentoring
Program provides youth with a role mode; and a friend to talk too * mentors will spend one hour a week with the child at school * program is coordinated in partnership with local school boards.

Literacy Mentoring
Provides children and youth in grades 2-8 with a mentor to assist students with their academic skills and self-esteem. * meet during the school year at their local library branch.

PRISM (Pride • Respect • Identify • Safety • Mentoring) Program
Connects LGBTQ2IA+ children and youth with LGBTQ2IA+ adults.

GO GIRLS! HEALTHY BODIES, HEALTHY MINDS!
Group mentoring program for girls 11-14 that focuses on physical activity, balanced eating and self-esteem. * consists of seven mentoring sessions, held over a 7-10 week period, within school facilities.

GAME ON! EAT SMART, PLAY SMART!
Group mentoring program for boys 11 year(s)-14 year(s) that provides information and support to make informed choices about health lifestyle practices * includes seven 75-minute core sessions

SOAR (SOCIAL OPPORTUNITIES ACTIVITIES RELATIONSHIPS)
8-12 week group program for children who are waiting for their Bigs * volunteers get matched with 2-3 children and take them to pre-planned activities * specific groups for 12 and under and 13 and older.
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm * Wed 9 am-8 pm (extended Wed hours not applicable in Jul/Aug) * scheduled evenings for meetings and programing
Areas Served Oxford County
Eligibility Ages: 6 year(s) - 17 year(s) 
 
Children 6 year(s)-16 year(s) * Mentors must be 16 year(s)s and older
Application By appointment, email or website
Languages English
Fees None
Agency Information
Description (Agency) A leading mentoring charity organization for children, youth and their families * facilitates life-changing relationships that inspire and empower children and youth to reach their potential, both as individuals and citizens.
Established 1975
Funding Fundraising ; Donations ; United Way - Oxford
Site Information
Located In Community Ingersoll
Address & Map
58 Thames St S
Ingersoll, ON N5C 2T1
Intersection Thames St S and Oxford Lane
Physical Access Fully Accessible ; Designated parking at entrance - Rear entrance ; Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance - Rear entrance ; Dedicated accessible washroom with all features

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