Big Brothers Big Sisters Lacombe year in review

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The year in review for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lacombe and District is one of support from the communities we serve. Community-Based mentoring relationships continued to thrive.

With the 40 mentors in 40 days recruitment campaign seeing vast inquiries into mentoring we look forward to growing our In-School mentoring once again. Our team worked hard to serve multiple schools with the group mentoring programs of Go Girls and Game On that focus on healthy lifestyle habits.

Through innovation Big Brothers Big Sisters developed a new key fundraiser of Walk for Kids Sake that was supported by almost every school within our service area. Turn the Town Teal in September to support Big Brothers Big Sisters month helped to shine a light on the impact of mentoring on youth, mentors, families, and the community. Most recently Festival of Wreaths surpassed fundraising goals and the Adopt a Family program served numerous families.

We cannot thank businesses enough on their support in all areas of our mentorship such as sponsorship in Landlord for a Month, maintenance projects on the Bamford house, and supporting mentor recruitment.

This year Big Brothers Big Sisters also said goodbye to longstanding Executive Director Crystal Zens who has been a strong ambassador and made a positive influence on hundreds of children. With the new Executive Director Brianna Berthiaume starting in December Big Brothers Big Sisters continues to thrive through transitions all with the focus of making a difference through mentorship.

Brianna Berthiaume

Executive Director, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lacombe and District