Although it takes place at schools, our School-Based Mentoring program isn’t limited to the classroom. Of course, some Littles do talk with their Bigs about class, or do homework, or read together, but it’s perfectly fine to play games or just hang out. At the end of the day, it’s really all about starting a friendship, providing guidance and inspiring them to reach their potential. Volunteers travel to the school one day a week, for one hour each week, during the school year.
Whatever the activity, the relationship formed with your Little promotes a positive school experience for the child. And when matches continue from one school year to the next, volunteers will experience the satisfaction of watching their Little achieve success in school.
Some of the biggest supporters of our School-Based Mentoring program are teachers. They see students come back from their time with their Big filled with confidence, smiling big, ready to learn and eager to succeed.
This unique mentoring program introduces children to professional environments while learning about the educational requirements needed to achieve professional success. Middle school Littles are matched with company employees and transported once a month (as a group) to the workplace for on-site, one-to-one mentoring through:
• Workplace exposure
• Career awareness
• College prep
• Prepare a post high school plan