It may sound obvious, but sometimes the best place to help a child realize their potential is at school. Kids enjoy having their Bigs meet with them there, whether it’s in the classroom or on the playground. And parents know what a positive impact it makes.
It’s teacher approved.
Some of the biggest supporters of our School-Based Mentoring program are actually 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 program isn’t limited to the classroom. Some Littles talk with their Bigs about class or do homework. They may read together, but it’s fine to play basketball in the gym, or even play on the playground. At the end of the day, it’s all about starting a friendship, providing guidance, and inspiring them to reach their potential.
At Big Brothers Big Sisters, we have tremendous confidence in our ability to impact children and put them on the right path. It means even more when an outside study comes to the same conclusion.