Game On Group Leader
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Langley
Game On! is a group mentoring program that provides boys ages 8 - 12 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.
The Game On! program consists of seven mentoring sessions, held over an 8 week period, after school within school facilities. Each 2-hour-long session is loosely structured around four themes: physical activity, healthy eating, leadership skills, and respect.
The program strives to do the following:
- 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
- Instill respect for socio-economic, ethno-cultural, and racial diversity
- Encourage leadership skills and independent thinking
- Have mentors make a difference while having fun
About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Langley
#201 - 20538 Fraser Highway, Langley, British Columbia V3A 4G2, CA
Big Brothers Big Sisters enables life-changing mentoring relationships to ignite the power and potential of young people
We believe every child should have the opportunity to reach his or her full potential, both as individuals and citizens - that by doing so, they will not only do well, they will also do good.
We believe that by changing the course of young lives, we can in turn be changing the course of a community’s future. It could lead to a reduction in poverty and unemployment, or to safer schools and neighbourhoods. It could lead to a renewed optimism for growth, or could even lead to change on a broader, more far-reaching scale.
We believe that opening a child’s eyes to what is, opens their mind to what could be.
For nearly one hundred years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has been making a positive difference in the lives of our nation’s youth by developing and implementing a wide range of mentoring programs. One-to-one and group programs for both in and outside of school ensure there's a program suited to everyone!
Serving as role models, our mentors teach by example the importance of giving and giving back, of staying in school, and of having respect for family, peers and community. Each time we pair a child with a mentor or introduce a group of students to an in-school program, we start something incredible - a life-changing relationship built on friendship, trust and empowerment.
Whether it’s in the form of time or money there is no more important investment we as individuals can make than in helping our nation’s children realize - and share - their full potential.