Update On In-Person Match Meetings

Our province has moved into Step 1 of the three-step process to reopen – in-person match visits are allowed. Matches are allowed to meet in person as long as you remain outdoors, keep two metres apart, and wear a mask when keeping two meters apart is not possible. Unfortunately, this means no riding in cars […]

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Bringing Music To Youth When They Need It Most

This past December, Guitars for Kids Toronto donated 22 guitar set ups to BBBST’s Littles, providing them with a musical outlet during the pandemic.  At a time when youth are recognized as one of the most negatively affected populations by lockdown restrictions, music can give young people a positive outlet. Playing a musical instrument can reduce stress, increase happiness, and help […]

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Youth Need Mental Health Support

Young people have been deeply affected by COVID-19 restrictions and youth mentorship offers the support they need to manage the current situation, and mitigate the effects of it for years to come.   The effects felt due to the closure of schools and the social isolation in children and youth in Toronto who face adversity highlights the importance of a placing a Big in their lives. Research shows that placing a caring adult […]

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The English Tutor: Supporting A Love For Reading

Today is International Read To Me Day – a day where volunteers encourage and support a love of reading. Today, we celebrate The English Tutor, a vital partner to BBBST during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Through their online classroom, the English Tutor teachers have provided BBBST Littles with free english lessons and educational opportunities throughout the […]

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A Conversation About Empowering YoungWomen With BBBST “Big” Alicia Harris

At BBBST, we work directly with young women in order to help them develop their confidence, life skills, and increase their odds of a successful future through our life-changing mentorship programs.   We sat down with Alicia Harris, a Big in our community based 1-to-1 mentorship program, to talk about the importance of being an adult female role model […]

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