Kaleidoscope is a mentorship program that pairs Queen’s students with at-risk elementary school students in Kingston. The Queen’s “big buddies” visit their “little buddies” at their school for an hour each week. They spend about half the time helping their little buddies with academic work and the other half doing fun activities such as making crafts, playing board games and playing in the gym! Kaleidoscope also runs various events throughout the year here at Queen’s for our big and little buddies, such as a science morning and carnival. We currently operate at 7 elementary schools in Kingston (all of which are a short walk or bus ride from campus). Kaleidoscope brings so much happiness to the lives of our little buddies. It’s incredible to see how much of a big difference these one hour visits can make in a little person’s life, and this is all thanks to the work of our amazing volunteers!