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 2019, 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 2018 - 2019 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 2018 - 2019 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