Ages Served: 5 - 18
Program Type: 1 one 1 Mentoring
Based: Community Based and School Based
Professionally supported one to one mentoring for youth ages 5-18 in a community or school based setting. Big Brothers Big Sisters provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Our objectives: 1) enhance academic performance and graduation rates, decrease high school dropout rate; 2) enhance social skills, leading to stronger and better prepared workforce; 3) decrease risky behavior, including substance abuse and criminal involvement. In our Community-based Mentoring program, we carefully screen our “Bigs” who are caring and committed; two to four times a month (for a year or more) they will spend several hours with their “Littles”. For our School-based Mentoring, elementary school children meet with adult or high school mentors for an hour a week during the school year on school grounds.
Contact: Veronica DeLeon-Dowd, Program Coordinator
Phone Number: (505)-983-8360