b'SPARKING POTENTIALOF NORTH DURHAM REGIONFor 45 years, Big Brothers Big SistersWe have mentors ready and waiting ofNorthDurham(BBBSND)hasbeenfor students in September! Our matching our communitys leading child and youthprocess does take time so now is the per-mentorship organization. Our volunteerfect time to start the process. If you have mentorshavedevotedcountlesshoursquestions or want to discuss if the pro-to help ignite the power and potential ofgram is right for your child, our program young people in North Durham.staare happy to chat with you!WhileourprogramstransitionedtoBBBSND is excited to launch a new virtual,ourcommitmenttomentoringprogram that o ers children and youth has not slowed down. We know the lastanopportunitytohelpreducesocial year has been a challenge and there areisolation for seniors.children who would bene t from a posi- Withthesupportoflocalseniors tive role model to talk to and share liferesidences,TheSeniorsCommunity experiences with. They have experiencedConnection (SCC) will connect seniors in the ups and downs of a global pandemicUxbridge, Scugog and Brock Townships and need our support more than ever.with a local youth. The program goals When the new school year starts inincludepromotinghealthyaging,im-September,ourInSchoolMentoringproved mental health for both our youth (ISM) program will be available to stu- and seniors along with fostering social dents who need extra support. The pro- inclusionthroughintergenerational gram is open to any child or youth thatconnections.is struggling and would bene t from theWe have seniors waiting for matches! additional support and guidance our ISMMore information about the program is mentors can provide.available on our website (northdurham.The ISM program is one hour per weekbigbrothersbigsisters.ca/scc)for the school year and is available to stu- MarkyourcalendarsWinding dents in grades 1 through 8. Mentors helpRoads is coming back this September!studentsincreasetheirself-con dence,Our team is planning a two-night event on enhance their social skills and improveSeptember 17 & 18 with some performer theirschoolengagement.Wealsoseeannouncements coming soon. Head over anincreasedcommitmenttolearning,to northdurham.bigbrothersbigsisters.schoolconnectednessandanenhancedca/windingroads to sign up for our ex-constructive use of time.clusive concert announcements!For more information about BBSND or any of our programs please reach out! https://northdurham.bigbrothersbigsisters.camargaret.ayres@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca SEPTEMBER 2021905-985-3733Vehicle Repairs and Service Mon.-Fri. 8am - 5pmCertificationsWE DO IT ALLALIGNMENTSBRAKESTUNE UPSEXHAUST Truck Rental1511 Reach Street, Port Perry905-985-1999info@portperryautomotive.comwww.portperryautomotive.comFOCUS - AUGUST 20217'