Finding a good role model is an essential part of any kid's development.

Celina Cummins is the Summer Program Coordinator for Big Brothers Big Sisters Moose Jaw, an organization with a focus on placing "bigs" and "littles" together to create a bond and friendship.

"So traditionally what we do is we match bigs and littles, so an older person with a younger person, and our goal is to create good friendships and good matches for the community that allow for a younger youth or child to have somebody in their life that they can bond with, connect with, and have a friendship."

Cummins notes that they are always looking for more volunteers and that they have a local Go Girls event beginning this week.

"Through Big Brothers and Big Sisters there's 'Game On' and 'Go Girls'. So the Game On is specifically for boys, it's like healthy living, healthy lifestyles. And the Go Girls program that we are running here in Moose Jaw is for young girls."

The Go Girls group is for girls ages 10-11 that will focus on physical activity as well as balanced eating and self-esteem. The program will include six, 4-hour long sessions that run from 12:30-4:30 and includes Zumba class, sculpting, and information sessions about nutrition, esthetics and more. 

Cummins says if you are interested in becoming a 'big', or you know someone in need of a mentor, it's easy to apply.

"There is a process that goes on with creating a match, but to become either a mentor or a mentee there's an application. The application to be a mentor is on the Big Brothers Big Sisters Moose Jaw website, and the mentee application we like to send out to parents once they get into contact with us."

You can find more information on the Big Brothers and Big Sisters website.

 

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