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.
Due to the COVID pandemic, our Lunch Buddies programs are paused at the moment. If you would like more information, please contact us at (740)453-7300.
School Based Programs—Meet 1 hour a week.
Youth, grades 2nd through 6th, are matched with high school, college or community volunteers. Many volunteers are needed to serve as friends and mentors as well as help strengthen developmental assets through activities and projects.
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.Enroll A Child NowBecome A Big! Enroll Now
Although it takes place at schools, our School-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.Enroll A Child NowBecome A Big! Enroll Now
At Big Brothers Big Sisters, we have tremendous confidence in our ability to impact children and put them on the right path. But it means even more when an outside study comes to the same conclusion. Click to learn more about our Nationwide School-Based Mentoring Study.Enroll A Child NowBecome A Big! Enroll Now