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School-Based Mentoring

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa

  • 85 people are interested

By mentoring a child, you defend their potential. You inspire and empower them to believe in themselves and achieve their biggest possible futures.

For School-Based Mentoring, Bigs visit their Littles once a week at school for 30-60 minutes. They can play games, do homework or read together. Bigs must be high school age (15 years old or older to do this program. A year commitment is required to be a School-Based Big.

School-Based Plus is an extension of our School-Based Mentoring Program, giving matches the opportunity to meet once a month outside of the school setting. For this option, the Big must be 18 years or older, and the match must be together for three months or longer. A year commitment is required to be a School-Based Plus Big.

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About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa


9051 Swanson Blvd., Clive, IA 50325, US

Mission Statement

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa's mission is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa's vision it that all youth achieve their full potential.


Give a child your greatest gift, your time, and become a Big!

By partnering with parents/guardians, volunteers and others in the community we are accountable for each child in our program achieving:

-Higher aspirations, greater confidence and better relationships

-Avoidance of risky behaviors

-Educational success

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


9051 Swanson BlvdClive, IA 50325






  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 15
  • Orientation or Training
  • 30-60 minutes per week for a minimum of 12 months
  • Volunteers must be 15 years old or older, and complete a questionnaire, orientation and interview. We conduct background checks on each of our mentors to ensure the safety of the child.

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