In Our Community

June 1, 2022

This is a BIG day for many reasons. Thanks to Wyth Financial's Empowering Your Community Program, EasternEdge and Reddy Kilowatt Credit Unions presented $5,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Newfoundland's Executive Director, Kelly Leach. This grant money will be used to purchase games and activities for their In-School Mentoring (ISM) program in support of children such as Blake and Bridie.

ISM is a lunchtime program offered in six St. John’s-area elementary schools. The program matches adult mentors with children aged 6-11 and the key benefits include improving their confidence, self-esteem, school experience and social competence.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern NL (BBBS-ENL) has no guaranteed revenue. It is not supported financially by BBBS Canada and fundraising has decreased substantially during the pandemic. With this financial support, BBBS-ENL will ensure that mentors are trained to focus on the program’s required outcomes.

Interested in becoming a mentor for one-hour a week and contributing to the success and competence of elementary school children? Please contact Kelly. They need you.

L-R Back row: Angela Dyke (EasternEdge Credit Union), Kelly Leach (BBBS-ENL), Colin Lewis (Wyth Financial), Brenda Holden (Reddy Kilowatt Credit Union).

L-R Front row: Students and ISM Program participants, Blake and Bridie.