School Based Mentoring – “Lunch Buddies”
Being a volunteer “Big” is a rewarding, meaningful, and fun experience! Mentoring relationships have a huge impact; helping to increase a child’s educational expectations, attitudes towards risky behavior, and social skills.
School-based “Bigs” meet with a child or “Little” at their elementary school during their lunch hour. We ask “Bigs” to meet with their “Little” once a week, during the school year for at least two semesters. The meetings only take place on school grounds. Matches will play games, talk, enjoy sports or crafts 1:1 or occasionally, work on homework!
All interaction between children and mentors is overseen by Big Brothers Big Sisters’ professional staff to ensure child safety, coach mentoring matches through difficult situations, and monitor progress toward goals.
“Bigs” and “Littles” are matched based on similar interests, personalities, and experiences. To be a Big, you must be age 16 or older.
- A “Big Brother” is matched with a “Little Brother.”
- A “Big Sister” can be matched with either a “Little Brother or Sister” (11 years old and younger).
Are you ready to take the next steps in changing a child’s life? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 920.458.0111 to answer your questions and outline the next steps, including our formal application process