Meet your Little at school.
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 and guardians know what a positive impact it makes.
It’s teacher-approved: Some of the biggest supporters of our Site-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.
Learning about life: Although it takes place at schools or other sites like the West End House, our Site-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 cards. At the end of the day, it’s really all about starting a friendship, providing guidance and inspiring them to reach their potential.
Who are Site-Based Programs good for?
- College students
- Older adults
- Adults who live or work near a participating school or site (you could see your Little during lunch!)
My favorite memory with Dubois is probably when we first met and he told me that he liked basketball and Pokemon, which were probably my two biggest interests when I was his age too."
One of my favorite memories was when we were having lunch in the library one day. Out of nowhere, he pulled a card out of his pocket and handed it to me. I opened it and it was a birthday card and a Starbucks gift card since I had just turned 21. I couldn’t believe he remembered and it was a really nice gift."
My favorite memory would have to be the time when my Little spoke to me about girls and having a girlfriend. It was really funny to watch him blush, laugh, and totally blow it off."