Social Work Assistants, Mentoring and our Education Wrap Around Service.
Our Social Work Assistant mentors respond to need quickly and flexibly, always with empathy and a view to understanding each person’s unique situation. We create individual development plans for each young person and offer a range of sports and well being programs, depending on the young person’s interests and needs. We have been able to secure close relationships and links with a range of local initiatives.
The over-arching target of our wrap-around service is to make a positive and lasting impact on every young person, giving them the confidence and support needed to achieve their true potential, regardless of the challenges they face.
Basically, the wrap around service is a bespoke combination of education and mentoring with the needs of the children at the core.
A five year study sponsored by Big Brothers Big Sisters Canada found that children with mentors were more confident and had fewer behavioural problems. Girls in the study were four times less likely to become bullies than those without a mentor and boys were two times less likely. In general, young people showed increased belief in their abilities to succeed in school and felt less anxiety related to peer pressure.