Kids at Abbotsford Middle School and Chilliwack Central Community School will have a chance to be mentored by older athletes during some after school sports sessions over the next few weeks.
It’s part of a program launched by Pacificsport Fraser Valley, an organization dedicated to helping local athletes achieve success and getting introducing sports to youth.
Sport Participation Coordinator Eric Sinker says getting time with a mentor can be a valuable experience.
“I think it really puts it in perspective for the young child, who has an opportunity to learn from someone who is a teenager and someone early in their twenties so that way they can relate their experiences and be that face for that sport to help link them into that local organization.”
The initiative was made possible with funding from the Abbotsford Heat foundation.