The Study Buddy Mentoring program nurtures the self-esteem of girls
by matching them with volunteers who offer them educational support.
This program is for girls, ages 7 to 17, who need academic assistance
and cannot access other tutoring services due to financial constraints.
The Study Buddy Mentoring program requires one tutoring session per
week (1 hour) and a minimum 6 month commitment. Sessions take place at a
mutually-agreeable location (i.e. library) after school or on weekends. You must be at least 19 years old to apply.
The program strives to do the following:
- provide an academic role model to girls and young women (ages 7-17);
- increase educational performance;
- promote the importance of staying in school and increase school attendance;
- enhance educational goal setting; and
- decrease disruptive behaviour in school.
Buddies work together to set appropriate educational goals for the
Little Sister. With the support of a Study Buddy tutor, Little Sisters
are encouraged and equipped to improve their educational performance and
meet their academic goals, which contributes to their overall
Learn more about becoming a Study Buddy tutor, referring a Little Sister, or donating to the Study Buddy Mentoring program. You can also contact us directly at 604-873-4525 ext.300 or bigsisters.bc.ca.