Being a Big Brother or Big Sister could be an awesome Christmas gift for some child who is lonely and would value a friend a lot more than a new bicycle or video game.
In Rimbey there are four such children on a waiting list to be matched with a Big Brother or Big Sister.
Program co-ordinator Annette Peck said in-school mentoring is a small commitment that makes a big difference. In-school mentors are required to spend time with their Little Brother or Little Sister for one hour once a week during the school year.
Peck said mentors make a huge difference.
“Statistics show it can make a huge difference in their lives. It helps with such issues as self-esteem, friendship skills, school attendance and school performance.”
For more information about in-school mentoring or the Rimbey Big Brother Big Sister program, contact Annette Peck at 403-843-1066.