Although the rain kept attendees indoors, a large crowd gathered at Langley City hall on Monday morning to raise a flag in honour of a local group that helps youth and teens in Langley.
September is Big Brothers Big Sisters Month, and the non-profit’s large purple flag will be flying outside the Timms Centre to mark the occasion.
Across Canada, Big Brothers Big Sisters provides mentorship programs 41,800 young people, and in Langley, more than 400 youth are served.
According to the BBBS website, “Mentors help kids build self-esteem and life skills. They promote positive values like courage, integrity, and responsibility. They act as an advocate and source of support. Mentoring has a BIG impact. Every dollar spent on Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring generates a $18 return on investment through better school, employment, health and civic engagement outcomes for kids.”
Throughout September, volunteers will also be promoting the #ImagineBBBS campaign, which highlights the impact mentoring has on a young person’s life and calls for volunteers and donations from the community.
For more information, visit langley.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca.