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$ 650,000 donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters Calgary to promote youth mentorship

Calgary and Area Big Brothers Big Sistersreceived the agency's largest donation in history, $ 650,000, on Wednesday.

The organization said that money will be spent to match more young people with mentors, support staff support and create more experience for matches.

In 2019, 64% of Calgary community program mentees experienced four or more childhood adversities, including mental illness, sadness, and stress, according to a news release. Since then, that number has increased to 86%.

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At the next General Assembly,Big Brothers Big Sisters(BBBS) announced a donation from the Canadian non-profit fellowship, the Canadian Trekkless Club, which is charitable.

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"This donation from CPC is the latest in a long history of support and mentoring is great. It reminds us that it's an investment-worthy cause. It signals the community about the implications of mentoring, "said Kenrimako Elyo, President and CEO of BBBS at Calgary and Area.

"It can literally train the brains of those children and influence the opportunities they seek in the future. This donation is what we do. It helps. "

CPC has donated more than $ 7 million to BBBS Calgary and the area so far.

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