It may sound obvious, but sometimes the best place to help a child realize their potential is at school. Kids enjoy having their Bigs meet with them there, whether it’s in the classroom or on the playground. And parents know what a positive impact it makes. Plus, some of the biggest supporters of our School-Based Mentoring program are actually teachers! They see students come back from time with their Big filled with confidence, smiling big, ready to learn, and eager to succeed.
A lesson on life —
Although it takes place in schools, our School-Based Mentoring program isn’t limited to the classroom. Of course, some matches do talk about class, or do homework, or read together, but it’s perfectly fine to shoot hoops in the gym or play on the playground. At the end of the day, it's really all about starting a friendship, providing guidance and inspiring a child to reach their potential.
At Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass, we have tremendous confidence in our ability to impact children and put them on the right path. But it means even more when an outside study comes to the same conclusion. Click to learn more about our Nationwide School-Based Mentoring Study.
Participating schools for the 2017-18 school year include:
Fayette County – William Wells Brown Elementary School, Booker T. Washington Elementary, Breckenridge Elementary
Montgomery County – Camargo Elementary, Mapleton Elementary, Mt. Sterling Elementary
Boyle County – Families First of Danville
Jessamine County – Rosenwald Dunbar Elementary
Clark County – Conkwright Elementary