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 school library or on the playground.
Some of the biggest supporters of our Site-Based Mentoring program are actually teachers. They see the impact on their students — they are happy, have greater self-confidence, and are eager to suceed.
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, or 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.
The minimum age to be a Big is 15. Bigs need to be able to see their Little one time per week during the school year and continue communication in some form during the summer for a total match time of one full calendar year.