Fighting Off the Court
Big Brothers Big Sisters – Mentoring Programs & Involvement
We believe every child should have the opportunity to reach his or her full potential, both as individuals and citizens – that by doing so, they will not only do well, they will also do good.
"Unlocking a child's true potential creates a future where anything is possible"
We believe that by changing the course of young lives we can in turn be changing the course of a community’s future. That it could lead to a reduction in poverty and unemployment. Or to safer schools and neighbourhoods. Or to a renewed optimism for growth. That it could even lead to change on a broader, more far-reaching scale.
For one hundred years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has been making a positive difference in the lives of our nation’s youth by developing and implementing a wide range of mentoring programs. One-to-one and group programs, for both in school and outside of school.
Robert Hooper has been a passionate supporter of the organization for over 30 years. In 2013, the 100th anniversary, Rob was awarded the Big Brothers Big Sisters Alumni Award for his contributions to the organization.
Rob Hooper presenting at the Big Brothers Big Sisters Canada Research Summit at Oceanstone in Nova Scotia
Rob has also helped in the following ways:
- Mentor to four young men
- Member of the Board of Directors for approximately 10 years
- Board Chair on two occasions
- Previous Vice-Chair of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hamilton and Burlington Foundation
- Financial donations on an annual basis
- Working group on fund development and human resources (chair and facilitator)
- Chair of the Research and Trends Committee
- Member of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada Foundation
- Previously member of the Board of Directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada
- Member of the Executive Committee for 5 years
- Chaired the Fund Development Committee
- Chaired the Standards Committee
- Chaired the By-Law Revision Committee
Grosso Hooper Law sponsored the Bowl for Kids Sake which raised $115,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters St. John.