WHAT WE DO
Community Based Program
This is the "traditional" BBBS model in which a mentor (Big) and a mentee (Little) meet 2-3 hours each week outside of the home and school setting. Our Bigs make arrangements with the parent(s)/guardian(s) for a weekly activities with the Little. These outings can be as simple as a walk to the park to throw a frisbee or a trip to the local art studio to paint together.
We know that the specific activity is not important, what is important is consistency, kindness, and a desire to grow together.
School - Based Program
Site-Based Programs: Our School Buddies program is designed to allow mentors to meet an elementary student at their school during normal school hours. Bigs meet their Littles for one hour each week, often during lunch and/or recess, for activities such as shooting hoops on the school playground or visiting the school library for board games. High School students are eligible to serve as mentors in this program
Our Site-Based Plus: is the same program as our School Buddies, an hour a week together at the Little's school, with the addition of an opportunity to meet off school campus one time each month for an activity in the community. We see this is our best of both worlds program.
96% of Littles are confident they can say no to drugs, violence and skipping school.
92% of Littles report confidence in completing their schoolwork.
95% of Littles feel like they belong.
84% of Littles have better grades, academic goals and confidence.
94% of Littles feel like they have a special adult in their life that they can turn to.
83% of Littles plan to graduate high school and college.
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