Every Monday throughout February, Big Brother Big Sister in Mayo is organising a series of fun workshops for young people and volunteers aimed at promoting positive mental health and encouraging positive peer influence. The workshops will be facilitated by professionals in their respective fields. In preparation for the workshops, we encourage all matches to have 3 questions ready for the experts! All matches are invited to attend and the workshops are tailored to both boys and girls.
Big Brother Big Sister
Foróige's Big Brother Big Sister youth mentoring programme and Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship programme have been awarded a grant from the Tony Ryan Trust through the Community Foundation for Ireland . The purpose of the grant is to support children and young people in Tipperary to reach their full potential.
Big Brother Big Sister youth mentoring programme gives vulnerable teenagers a stronger chance to succeed in life. Foróige, Ireland’s leading youth organisation, is today calling on the Government to save its youth mentoring programme, Big Brother Big Sister, from virtual closure.
A group of students in St. Jarlath’s College, Tuam have been awarded with certificates to recognise their participation in the Big Brother Big Sister School Programme. Andrea Gallagher the Big Brother Big Sister Project Officer in Galway presented the certificates and the young people then went to an indoor sports and games centre followed by the Eye Cinema as a treat!
Foróige’s youth mentoring programme is the subject of a new RTÉ Radio One documentary made by Della Kilroy, a journalist who herself is a Big Sister volunteer! Hear from Melissa & Claire (12), Ronan & Isaac (15) - two Big Brother Big Sister matches brought about by Foróige. There’s bowling, hanging out, shopping...just like any great friendship!
You can listen to the documentary here: http://www.rte.ie/radio1/doconone/documentary-podcast-big-brother-big-si...
The UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, National University of Ireland, Galway have carried out research on the Big Brothers Big Sisters programme on behalf of Foróige. The results are in!