Huskie Athletics and BBBS Launch Mentorship Program to support Saskatoon Youth.
Huskie Athletics, in collaboration with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Saskatoon (BBBS), is thrilled to announce the launch of a mentorship program ‘Big Fan’, aimed at providing mentorship opportunities involving athletes and youth from the BBBS waitlist.
The program, set to run for 6 weeks from September 27th to November 1st 2023, will take place on Wednesday nights from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. During each session, participants will engage in a variety of activities designed to foster developmental relationships. The program structure entails a group activity lasting for 45 minutes, followed by an individual one-on-one session also lasting for 45 minutes.
While the initial group activity and first one-on-one session will be organized by the program coordinators, subsequent sessions’ planning will be left up to the mentors themselves. This approach allows mentors the freedom and flexibility to tailor their sessions according to their mentees’ interests and needs!
This mentorship program aims not only to provide guidance but also to create an environment where young individuals can build self-confidence while developing valuable life skills through interaction with accomplished student-athletes from Huskie Athletics.
“Huskie Athletics is incredibly proud to partner with Big Brothers Big Sisters Saskatoon on the Big Fan program. We are grateful to current student-athlete Julia Sprentz (women’s volleyball) for developing this opportunity for student-athletes to be leaders and create meaningful relationships with youth in Saskatoon. We know that the outcome of this project will create a positive impact for everyone involved. In the 2022-23 season Huskie Athletics volunteered over 2600 hours in the community and look forward to building volunteers and leaders that will serve Saskatchewan in the future.“-Nicole Orr, Executive Assistant, Huskies Athletics
About Huskie Athletics:
As the sport governing body for student-athletes at the University of Saskatchewan, Huskie Athletics provides the opportunity to students to play sport at an elite level while obtaining a university degree. Huskie student-athletes leave the campus and the University of Saskatchewan with the skills to become successful at work, with family and in the community.
About Big Brothers Big Sisters:
Big Brothers Big Sisters is a leading non-profit organization dedicated to providing mentorship programs for youth in our community. By matching young individuals with caring adult mentors, BBBS aims to empower them to reach their full potential.