Sometimes the best place to help a child realize their potential is at school. Kids enjoy meeting with their Bigs there, whether it’s in the classroom or on the playground. And parents know what a positive impact it makes.
Teachers are some of the biggest supporters of our Site-Based Mentoring program. 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 Site-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 they also shoot hoops in the gym or play on the playground. Some Site-Based programs even take place at mentors’ workplaces. At the end of the day, it’s really all about starting a friendship, providing guidance and inspiring them to reach their potential.
Mentoring that works.
Bigs and Littles participate in activities for 60-90 minutes each week during the school year, supported and supervised by a professional staff member. Activities include homework, arts & crafts, recreational activities, group projects and guest speakers. Bigs and Littles build their relationship through role modeling, skill development and new experiences. Bigs & Littles are asked to commit for the entire school year.