It's All About The Children...
Most people think about our community-based mentoring program when they think about BBBS. But there are many diverse programs to pair youths of all ages and needs with volunteers who have different interests and availability:
Community Based Mentoring
An adult volunteer is paired with a child between the ages of 5-16 in a one-on-one relationship and meet regularly.
"Bigs in School" - School Based Mentoring
Volunteers are paired with a child in local elementary schools and visit for one hour every week during the school year.
Married couples are paired with a child and meet twice per month.
Employees at civic-minded companies and municipalities are offered paid leave by their employers to volunteer as Bigs with local school children on a regular basis.
University students are paired with children and participate in one-on-one and group activities during the school year.
High School Volunteers
High school students earn community service hours and gain valuable experience serving as friends and mentors to children in nearby elementary schools.
School to Work
Employee mentors are paired with high school students at their worksites four hours a month during the school year. Students gain valuable exposure to workplace skills and career opportunities.
Group Mentoring at the Carnival Center For Excellence