Real-Life Learning Opportunities
Whether a Little is brought to you at your workplace or you travel to a nearby school, site-based mentoring offers powerful learning opportunities.
Site-Based Mentoring Programs
Bigs in Business: Middle and high school students are transported to the workplace to spend time with their mentors on the job. Matches meet two times a month for at least two school years to develop and grow their friendship, exploring various aspects of the workplace or participating in a themed program. The student learns about the work setting and is introduced to career options while developing a greater understanding of the importance and relevance of what they are learning in school.
Bigs in Schools: Mentors spend part of their work day with their Little at a nearby elementary or middle school to play games, help with school work, and simply talk about the student’s day. They meet two to four times a month for 45 minutes to an hour at lunch or another convenient time. Bigs are asked to commit to mentoring their Little for at least two school years. Because of the caring relationship that’s built, we repeatedly see school performance boosted and self-confidence raised, putting the child on a path to greater success.