REAL-LIFE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
Whether a Little is brought to you at your workplace or you travel to a nearby school, site-based mentoring offers powerful learning opportunities.
SITE-BASED MENTORING PROGRAMS
Bigs in Schools: Mentors spend part of their workday with their Little at a nearby elementary to read, play games, help with school work, and simply talk about the student’s day. They meet two to four times a month for 45 minutes to an hour at lunch or another convenient time. Bigs are asked to commit to mentoring their Little for a minimum of one school year. Because of the caring relationship that’s built, we repeatedly see school performance boosted and self-confidence raised, putting the child on a path to greater success.
Bigs with Badges: One-to-one mentoring program that connects youth with firefighters, police, or paramedics in our community to building strong, trusting, lasting relationships. These relationships can help children develop into confident adults and help build stronger bonds between the brave men and women serving our communities and the families we serve.
Bigs in Business: Middle and high school students are transported to the workplace to spend one-on one time with their mentors on the job. Matches meet two times a month for a minimum of one school year to develop and grow their friendship, exploring various aspects of the workplace or participating in a themed program. The student learns about the work setting and is introduced to career options while developing a greater understanding of the importance and relevance of what they are learning in school.