September 2015 is Big Brothers Big Sisters month in the City of Fort St John, and the organization will be hosting an upcoming Rooftop Challenge Recruitment Drive, on September 21st and 22nd.
Big Brothers Big Sisters staff, along with representatives from the North Peace Savings and Credit Union, Bell Media and Moose FM will be camping on the rooftop of the North Peace Savings and Credit Union to recruit potential mentors and special event volunteers.
Representatives will be on-hand at an information booth across the street in the Save-On-Foods parking lot.
“Serving as role models, our mentors teach by example the importance of giving and giving back, of staying in school, and of having respect for self, family, peers and community,” said Executive Director Danielle Armstrong.
“Each time we pair a child with a mentor or introduce a group of students to an in-school program, we start something incredible – a life-changing relationship built on friendship, trust and empowerment.”
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Fort St John has been serving the Fort St John area for 31 years now, and expanded their services in 2009 to include the communities of Dawson Creek and Fort Nelson.
They supports hundreds of individuals per year through mentorship and support programs including the Canadian Tire Jumpstart sports funding program, and their Adopt a Family – Holiday Hamper program.