, Bigs and Littles meet for one-to-one mentoring in the classroom, school library, school computer room or other set location. Bigs and Littles typically meet once a week to read together, play sports or computer games, or simply talk about life and personal issues – just as friends do.
School-based mentoring is not a classroom or tutoring program. However, research has shown that of all children matched with a Big in school:
- 58% improved their school performance
- 65% showed higher levels of self-confidence
- 55% had a better attitude toward school
You don't need any special training or certification. If you can spend one hour a week, arranged around your needs and the school's schedule, you may be ale to start participating in a School - Based mentoring program.
In our club-based mentoring programs, Bigs and Littles meet once a week at one of the many Boys & Girls Clubs in the city, to talk, share their talents and interests and have fun. This program offers after work mentoring as well as a variety of location options. Learn more
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Are you a school who is interested in becoming a part of Big Brothers Big Sisters School-Based Mentoring program? Please call Deanna Larson at 701 222-0797.