"To the world you may be one, but to one, you may be the world."
Bona Buddies is a youth mentoring program where one-to-one relationships are established between St. Bonaventure University students and local children, ages 5 to 15. All of these children need the friendship, special attention, and interest of an older person. These invaluable relationships that are formed often fill the gap in the life of a youth who needs positive role models and experiences.
All you need to give is a few hours each month and you can make a difference in the life of a child. It’s a great way to get to know others in the community and help a child and have fun. You may even be eligible to get credit for participating.
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Bona Buddies youth programs are funded by St. Bonaventure University, the NYS Office of Children and Family Services, the Youth Bureau of Cattaraugus County, a grant from College Board and through the contributions of SBU alumni and supporters.