School-Based Mentoring Program


In the School-Based Mentoring Program, youth:

∙ must be at least 5 years old

∙ have fun meeting with a Big at school 2-4 times a month for an hour

∙ participate in activities like playing board games, arts and crafts, playing on the playground, and eating lunch with their Big

∙ meet with their mentor ONLY at school


To participate in the School-Based Mentoring Program, youth and their guardian must:

∙ complete an interview and orientation

∙ talk with a BBBS staff person monthly

∙ commit to being in the program for 1 year


It’s Teacher-Approved

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.

Learning About Life

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, do homework, or read together, but it’s perfectly fine to shoot hoops in the gym or play on the playground. At the end of the day, it's really all about starting a friendship, providing guidance, and inspiring them to reach their potential.

At Big Brothers Big Sisters, we have great confidence in our ability to impact children and put them on the right path, but means even more when an outside study comes to the same conclusion.  Click to learn more about our Nationwide School-Based Mentoring Study.

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