Beyond School Walls
Workplace Metoring gives Littles a chance to experience a workplace firsthand, and Bigs an opportunity to mentor without ever leaving their office.
Beyond School Walls gives Birmingham youth an opportunity to visit various workplaces. Studies show that youth participating in workplace mentoring programs perform better in school, want to go to college, and begin thinking more about their future. Also, many corporations report an increase in company morale, and employees to enjoy the workplace more as a result of serving as a mentor.
How does it work?
Businesses agree to allow their employees to mentor a child. Mentors and Mentees will meet twice a month at your business at a time that is convenient for the business and the school. Employees do not have to leave their workplace. BBBS will transport children from the school directly to the workplace. A BBBS staff person is continually on-hand as a resource for participating mentors throughout the life of the match.
Our current Workplace Mentoring partners include:
City of Birmingham-Division of Youth Services
SIGN UP FOR A LUNCH & LEARN!
This is a FREE opportunity for you & your coworkers to enjoy a casual lunch at your office while learning about Big Brothers Big Sisters & how you can get involved! Volunteer opportunities, like the ones offered by BBBS, allow employees to work together to build camaraderie, foster relationships and feel good about giving back to their community. There are many ways to get involved with BBBS of Greater Birmingham and this is a great opportunity to learn more with zero pressure to sign up. Best of all, it’ll only take 30 minutes of your day! A minimum of 10 people is required.
Contact Kasey Oswalt at [email protected] or 205-939-5590 to learn more!