Big Sisters Study Buddy Program
Our Study Buddy Program provides 1:1 academic mentoring for girls, non-binary, transgender and gender-diverse youth between the ages of 7 – 17. The program requires one tutoring session per week (one hour) for a minimum six-month commitment.
Sessions take place at a mutually-agreeable location (e.g. library) with safe Covid-19 protocols or the sessions can be virtual after school or on weekends. (The program runs through the summer depending on the needs of the Little Study Buddy and the match’s summer schedule.) We encourage our new matches to continue to meet over the summer because even if they aren’t working on homework, they’re building a stronger connection.
of our Study Buddies improved their grades.
Study Buddy tutors work together to set appropriate educational goals for the Little. With the support of a Study Buddy tutor, Little Study Buddies are encouraged and equipped to improve their educational performance and meet their academic goals, which contributes to their overall self-esteem.
“My Study Buddy helped me realise the potential I had to pursue post-secondary. She helped me look forward towards a future I couldn’t see.” – Rosemary, 21