Medical Students' Association

Big Brothers Big Sisters Elementary

In the Big Brothers Big Sisters Elementary School Program, first and second year volunteer mentors are matched with a child in Grade 4 or 5. The focus of this program is to introduce elementary school children to the University of Alberta through the eyes of U of A students. This program is intended for children who may otherwise not have the opportunity to explore post-secondary education, and gives them the opportunity to discover their own potential. The teacher and a BGCBigs staff member bring the children to the University for one hour each week over the lunch break. As a mentor in this program, you will have the opportunity to build a relationship with a child and act as a positive role model in his or her life. You will participate in various activities such as playing board games, making crafts and playing “Doctor for a Day” while teaching your mentee about what you learned in medical school! There will also be group activities such as a dodgeball game at the Saville Centre in South Campus, a scavenger hunt throughout the medical school, a visit to the Fishbowl and holiday parties with activities such as cookie decorating and holiday bingo. This is a very rewarding program to be involved in as well as a fun way to spend the lunch hour!

Leaders: Carina Lauzon, David Fung