School-Based Mentoring

We are currently looking for an additional 40 volunteer mentors who can meet with their “Littles” at school in Fayette County for an hour each week, at the same day and time. School-Plus matches spend time reading, playing board games, going on the playground, or just talking with their Little. School-Based matches are recommended for volunteers who prefer more structure in their match, and for those with a more flexible work-day. It typically takes 6-8 weeks to process and screen a volunteer to get them ready for a match. Signing up now will enable you to start as a Big Brother or a Big Sister in the fall.

Interested? Click here to inquire today!

It's teacher-approved.

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