Big Brothers Big Sisters, Ontario- Chatham-Kent

BBBS Chatham Kent.jpgBig Brothers Big Sisters of Chatham-Kent strives to enrich and enhance the personal growth of children and youth by nurturing a meaningful friendship with an adult mentor. Building on existing success the organization is introducing a new program focused on healthy lifestyles for boys.

With support from GoodLife Kids Foundation, Go Guys! Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds is being introduced in Chatham through a 2 year pilot –2009 to 2011.  The program is designed to address the physical activity, balanced eating and positive self-image needs of boys ages 10 – 14 years, based on a group mentoring model.  It is delivered by trained male volunteers, during a 7 – 10 week period.  Over the duration of this pilot at least 84 boys, referred by their principal, teacher or resource teacher, will be mentored.

The primary goal of Go Guys! is to develop an appreciation of the benefits of an active, healthy lifestyle among boys, along with building leadership and life skills of program participants.

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On this final day of #NationalVolunteerWeek, we'd like to introduce you to one of our all-stars. Dr. Dick Barter is a force to be reckoned with. An emergency room physician and group fitness instructor, Dick knows the importance of physical activity in children's' lives. He is the man behind #Spin4Kids - the fundraiser started in St. John's, NL and has since inspired others event locations across the country to rally behind our cause. Under Dick's leadership over the years, the St. John's event alone has raised nearly $700,000 and is always a big party! Dick's passion has been key to bringing us to the next level... he truly is a man with a plan 🌟 #NVW2017 #VolunteeringEh? #Gratitude

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