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Brantford Boys (Originally Published with Young People’s Press)

In Education, Writing (all kinds) on August 27, 2016 at 3:00 AM

The greatest challenge to Big Brothers of Brantford and District is attracting volunteers, says executive director Pam Blackwood.

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Big Brother Little Brother (Originally Published for Young People’s Press)

In Education, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on August 26, 2016 at 3:00 AM

Charles may not see his Big Brother often, but he talks to him a lot – online that is.

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Amanda and her Big Sister (Originally Published with Young People’s Press)

In Education, Writing (all kinds) on August 25, 2016 at 3:00 AM

A typical preteen girl, Amanda enjoys going to the mall, socializing with her buddies and chatting long distance about life’s trials and tribulations with her Big Sister.

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Brantford Boys (Originally Published with Young People’s Press)

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on July 22, 2014 at 3:00 AM

In Education, Writing (all kinds) on May 26, 2009 at 10:13

The greatest challenge to Big Brothers of Brantford and District is attracting volunteers, says executive director Pam Blackwood.

“It’s hard getting the volunteers to commit,” Blackwood says. “And they’re hesitant to work with the teenagers.”

But the agency may have found a solution in Digital Heroes, a new e-mentoring initiative by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada (BBBSC). Read the rest of this entry »

Big Brother Little Brother (Originally Published for Young People’s Press)

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on July 21, 2014 at 3:00 AM

In Education, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on May 26, 2009 at 07:03

Charles may not see his Big Brother often, but he talks to him a lot – online that is.

The 13-year-old Barrie youth started to E-mail and chat online with his Big Brother, Darryl Ingham, about sports, humour, video games, family life and his favourite Web sites after the two were matched in a new Big Brother Big Sisters of Canada (BBBSC) program, Digital Heroes.

The program, available through the Big Brothers of Barrie, matches volunteers with Internet access to children, allowing a Big Brother Little Brother relationship to flourish online. Read the rest of this entry »

Amanda and her Big Sister (Originally Published with Young People’s Press)

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on July 20, 2014 at 3:00 AM

In Education, Writing (all kinds) on May 25, 2009 at 17:23

A typical preteen girl, Amanda enjoys going to the mall, socializing with her buddies and chatting long distance about life’s trials and tribulations with her Big Sister.

The Cambridge girl and her Big Sister, Lindsay Serbu, who works in Windsor, have chatted regularly online since being matched in Big Brother Big Sisters of Canada’s (BBBSC) new Digital Heroes program. Read the rest of this entry »

Hamilton Heroes (originally written for Young People’s Press and Big Brothers Big Sisters)

In Education, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on October 22, 2011 at 3:00 AM

Hamilton Heroes

Don Lawson remembers his Grade 1 teacher.

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Mentoring Online

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on July 1, 2011 at 3:00 AM

Digital Heroes Program - Photo Courtesy of Google Images

It was going to end.

Matched through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada (BBBSC), Andrew, 11, and Parbal Idhu, 23, thought their mentoring relationship was finished.

They had spent two years getting to know each other and becoming friends. Read the rest of this entry »

Becoming an Educator: Teaching the next generation of journalists and media Professionals (Published on CABJ.ca)

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Writing (all kinds) on March 18, 2011 at 6:00 AM

It took me five years to teach in Toronto. My first teaching experience was with Carleton University in Ottawa as a Television Teaching Assistant. I later went on to teach in Kampala, Uganda at Makerere University (the oldest African university) and while I was a graduate student at Concordia University. Read the rest of this entry »

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