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If you’re visiting ATB Place in Edmonton at lunch, you might see some eager young recruits. Like, elementary school young.
They’re part of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton Corporate Mentor program. Once a week, 20 grade 4-6 students from a class at Delton School bus over to ATB’s head office for an hour of mentoring. Mentoring includes anything from crafts and reading, to group activities and playing sports outside.
The kids who are part of the program not only get a lot of one-on-one mentoring but also a sense of what it would be like to work downtown. Some have even said “when I grow up, I want to work at ATB.”
While it’s not all Legos and crafts, we definitely have a lot of fun at ATB.