office@bbbsyorkadams.org

(717) 843-0051

 

 

 

 

 

 

© 2019 Big Brothers Big Sisters of York & Adams Counties

 

 

York Office:

227 W. Market St. 

Suite 102 

York, PA 17401

Gettysburg Office:

18 Carlisle St. 

Suite 109 

Gettysburg, PA 17325

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PROGRAMS

Community Mentoring Program

Our Community Mentoring Program matches local volunteers with kids in need.

 

Matches meet a few times a month and can do all sorts of things together, such as… 

 


•    Taking a walk in the park
•    Going to a museum
•    Bonding over bowling
•    Listening to music
•    Hanging out and talking 

 


Some Bigs meet with their Littles on the weekends, while others get together with their Littles on weeknights; each match makes a schedule that works for them.
 

Make a difference while having fun!

 

To become a Big or to enroll a child in our Community Mentoring Program, click here or call our office at (717) 843-0051.
 

School Mentoring Program

What is the School Mentoring Program?

 

Local high school or college mentors become Bigs for elementary students, Littles, in one-on-one matches. 

 

 

Matches meet at the Littles’ school to...

 

•    Work on Littles’ homework
•    Read stories
•    Play exciting games
•    Eat nutritious snacks
•    HAVE FUN!

Matches maintain their relationship outside school walls! They communicate over the summer through postcards and phone calls and participate in Big Brothers Big Sisters-sponsored events!

 

It’s great for volunteers, teachers, and parents!
  
Interested in being a part of the program? Please call us at (717) 843-0051 to discuss how you can get involved.

 

The numbers speak for themselves...

Community Mentoring Program Impact

In 2018, of all the kids touched by the Community Mentoring Program…

  • 92% maintained or improved their academic performance

  • 96% maintained or improved their school attendance

  • 92% demonstrated respect for themselves and others

  • 75% had age-appropriate literacy skills

  • 98% graduated or are on track to go to the next grade level

  • 96% regularly participate in the program

School Mentoring Program Impact

During the 2017 - 2018 academic year, of all the children in the School Mentoring Program…

  • 97% improved or maintained their academic performance

  • 97% improved or maintained their school attendance 

  • 84% demonstrated respect for themselves or others

  • 71% had age-appropriate literacy skills at the end of the academic year (as compared to 58% at the beginning)

  • 99% were on track to move to the next grade level

  • 99% attended the program at least 50% of the time

  • Littles read 11,832 pages

 

During the 2017 - 2018 academic year, of all the Bigs in the School mentoring program,

  • 91% had strong relationships with their Littles

  • 85% felt connected to their communities because they volunteered with Big Brothers Big Sisters

  • 96% wanted to continue volunteering in their communities of their experiences with Big Brothers Big Sisters