This program nurtures the self-esteem of girls by matching them with caring female volunteers who offer them educational support and academic assistance. With the support of a Study Buddy tutor, Little Sisters, ages 7-17, are encouraged and equipped to improve their educational performance and meet their academic goals, which contributes to their overall self-esteem. Study Buddies meet for one hour once a week for a minimum of six months and tutoring sessions take place at a mutually agreeable location after school or on weekends.
Little Sisters can be referred by parents/guardians, counsellors, social workers, teachers, etc. Little Sisters may come from various family backgrounds, including single parent or two parent families, temporary or permanent care, etc.
7 - 17 yrs