BGCBigs Virtual Group Programming for Kids
In an effort to continuously serve children and youth, Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton and Area is providing distance-based, virtual programming, through which our agency staff will facilitate program activities through online platforms.
Virtual Programming will be scheduled in advance and displayed on this page. Leadership, health, physical activity, reading, tutoring, science, technology, engineering, math, arts, driver education courses are just some of the categories of online learning your children/youth will be able to take part in.
Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton and Area will use software, tools and applications provided by third parties that members, parents/guardians and/or staff will access via the Internet and use for purposes of communication and programming. This platform is G Suite, using the Google Meets, Google Classroom, Google Sites and Google Docs applications.
Virtual Program Availability: Edmonton, Strathcona, Parkland County, Cold Lake, Lac La Biche, Morinville, Spruce Grove, Stony Plain.
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To register for Virtual Group Programming, please fill in the enrolment form.
Virtual Group Programming
Power Up! is an academic support program that helps kids develop positive study habits and practices at school, and encourages a life-long interest in learning. Participants are given the tools and environment necessary to set and plan for academic goals, and are helped along the way by volunteer tutors and mentors.
Cool Moves is a national activity and healthy eating awareness program designed to create a life-long appreciation for a healthy, active lifestyle. Cool Moves has two distinct parts: Eat Smart, in which participants are encouraged to make healthier eating choices, and Play Cool, in which participants are encouraged to engage in more physical activity.
UPS Road Code
The program focuses on different safety principles, from basic instruction to the consequences of risky behaviors such as talking on cell phones, texting or drinking while driving. The program’s driving simulators test teens’ safe driving knowledge using a computer screen featuring interactive animation, a steering wheel, and life-like gas and brake pedals.
Let’s Talk Digital
Developed with the Samara Centre for Democracy, Let’s Talk Digital is a non-partisan initiative that engages youth in a series of digital, media and civic literacy workshops and engagement opportunities, with the aim of lessening the impact of misinformation, polarization and disengagement.
Torch Club helps kids develop leadership skills and self-esteem in a respectful, diversified environment. The program also offers the opportunity to give back to others and gain a sense of responsibility that comes when young people make their own decisions. A small group experience monitored by an adult mentor, Torch Club serves as a launch pad for pre-teens before joining the Keystone program.
To support youth in Employment. This employment readiness program focuses on developing soft skills such as resume writing, job searching, exploring career pathways, and an opportunity to gain employment.
Dungeons and Dragons
Youth are invited to join an afternoon of table top, role-playing games. Staff will lead a campaign of Dungeons of Dragons, guiding youth as they conjure an adventure of problem-solving, teamwork and creative thinking.