School-Based Mentoring

Big Brothers Big Sisters currently partners with over 50 schools to provide mentoring.

School-Based mentoring is where volunteer mentors meet with their Little for a 1:1 relationship during the school day at one of our partner schools. 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 know what a positive impact it makes.

It’s teacher-approved.

Some of the biggest supporters of our School-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, our School-Based Mentoring program isn’t limited to the classroom. Of course, some Littles do talk with their Bigs about class, do homework, or read together, but it’s perfectly fine to shoot hoops in the gym or play on the playground. At the end of the day, it's really all about starting a friendship, providing guidance, and inspiring them to reach their potential.

Want more information about our school-based program? Contact Jamie Wieschhaus at 205-939-5590 ext. 109 or [email protected]