Become a School-based Big

Mentoring matches participate in a variety of activities, such as reading together, going to the school library, working on homework, participating in group activities, or playing on the playground.

School-based Mentoring

Being a volunteer “Big” is a rewarding, meaningful, and fun experience! Mentoring relationships have a huge impact; helping to increase a child’s educational expectations, attitudes towards risky behavior, and social skills.

School-based Bigs meet with a child or “Little” at their elementary school during one of our scheduled on-site mentoring times. Students meet with volunteer mentors weekly during or after the school day at one of 12 partner elementary or middle school locations. We ask Bigs to meet with their Little once a week during the school year for at least four semesters. Matches will work on homework, play games, and enjoy interactive activities together!

All interaction between children and mentors is overseen by Big Brothers Big Sisters’ professional staff to ensure child safety, coach mentoring matches through difficult situations, and monitor progress toward goals.

Bigs and Littles are matched based on similar interests, personalities, and experiences.

  • A Big Brother is matched with a Little Brother.
  • A Big Sister can be matched with either a Little Sister or Little Brother (11 years old and younger).

Are you ready to take the next steps in changing a child’s life? Click the sign up button below, or call us at 414-831-4563 to answer your questions and outline the next steps, including our formal application process.