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Mentor a Child at our Newest Site-Based Location- Colangelo Branch

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ORGANIZATION: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 35 people are interested
Site-based Mentoring

Become a site-based mentor, you can increase a child’s self-confidence & attention to schoolwork!

Big Brothers Big Sisters provides Arizona youth facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported, one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better.

What do Site-Based Matches Do?
You and your Little Brother or Little Sister will meet after school (every other week) to hangout together, play outside, shoot hoops, play games, do homework and talk.

Who are the Littles?
The youth in our program come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences, though the majority come from low-income, single parent families or have a parent in prison.

How Will One Hour a Week Make a Difference?
Site-based mentoring is not a tutoring program. However, research has shown that of all children matched with a Big have:

  • 58% improved their school performance
  • 65% showed higher levels of self-confidence
  • 55% had a better attitude toward school
Learn how you can get involved & help to change a life today!

Contact: Jared Byrd at jbyrd@bbbsaz.org

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About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona

Location:

1615 E. Osborn Road, Phoenix, AZ 85016, US

Mission Statement

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona provides Arizona youth facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better.

Description

Big Brothers Big Sisters is the leading youth mentoring agency. We create fun, friendship, and inspiration. Mentors are matched to local children based on common interests and preferences. You will meet for 4 or more hours/month in one of these programs:

1.) COMMUNITY BASED - Meet with your Little to do activities you both enjoy. Go hiking, bowling, to the library or park. You choose the days and times that you meet, according to your schedule!

2.) SITE BASED - Visit a local elementary school to meet with your Little for one hour per week during lunch. Spend time at recess, playing board games, or doing crafts!

3.) COUPLE/FAMILY - Invite your significant other and/or children to mentor a child together, for at least 4 hours/month. Invite the child to spend time with you during your normal family outings!

4.) Young Professionals Council - Young Professionals Council is a group of volunteers committed to helping shape Arizona youth through supporting and creating initiatives throughout the community. Gain board and leadership experience, networking opportunities, and a chance to advance the work of one of the Valley's most established nonprofits. Contact Adrian: ajamieson@bbbsaz.org to learn more.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Community
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Community, Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1755 North 34th AvenuePhoenix, AZ 85009

(33.46744,-112.13156)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • One school year

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