Big Brothers Big Sisters Seeks 25 Bigs in 25 Days for School-Based Mentoring
Maia Bannan, Recruitment & Outreach Specialist
Phone: (434) 244-0882 x106
Charlottesville, VA – With the start of the 2015-2016 school year quickly approaching, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Blue Ridge is seeking the community’s help in finding 25 mentors for 25 children over the course of the next 25 days to serve in our School-Based mentoring program.
Site-Based Mentoring is very popular among professionals, college students or stay-at-home parents who have constraints on their time. “It’s such an easy way to dip a foot in the water,” says Jackie Bright, Executive Director. “Most prospective mentors worry that they don’t have enough time to volunteer or that they won’t know what to do with a child. School-Based mentoring takes just 45 minutes a week, during the school year, and each site has built-in activities like the playground and we provide board games, art supplies, books and more.”
One current Big who is a working professional says, “It’s really just so easy. I head to my Little’s school during my lunch hour and we eat together and play board games.”
For more information on being a mentor, contact Latara Salisbury at firstname.lastname@example.org. BBBS is also available for group presentations – we’ll bring everything to your company or organization – big or small!