The Back to School season is upon us! This is a time for our youth to make amazing memories with their friends and prepare for their futures. At Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona, we strive to make sure that our youth reach their full potential. Our results show that the youth who are matched to an adult role model, achieve better grades, have an increase in school attendance and in self-confidence compared to their peers.
Did you know Big Brothers Big Sisters has multiple school/organization partners? We call these our Site-Based Programs. We currently have a mix of virtual and in-person Sites, depending on the site’s COVID-19 precautions. These are great opportunities for youth to meet a positive friend and role model to help start them on their path to success at an early age.
As a mentor in our Site-Based Program, you will visit one of our partner sites to meet your Little for one hour per week (or at least 2 times per month) during their lunch break or after school. You will meet with the same child each week and can spend time eating lunch, participating in structured activities, playing games, working on homework, or hanging out on the playground.
Our current sites include:
- Emerson Elementary (Mesa)
- iCan Youth Center (Chandler) meets after school
- Lowell Elementary School (Phoenix)
- Maie Bartlett Heard School (Phoenix)
- one•n•ten LGBTQ Youth Center (Phoenix) meets every other Saturday
- San Marcos Elementary (Chandler)
- Scales Technology Academy (Tempe)
- Boys and Girls Club- Group Mentoring (North Tempe)
Your first step in becoming a mentor through one of our Site-based programs is to sign up for a Volunteer Information Session, which will be presented through a 40-minute live webinar. Sign-up for an upcoming date HERE.
Is one of these Sites near your business? We would love to host a Lunch and Learn to talk with your fellow employees about becoming a Mentor. Please reach out to Donte Scroggins, Director of Community Outreach, for details: firstname.lastname@example.org