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Workplace Mentoring
A one-to-one, face-to-face, developmental mentoring program administered by Big Brothers Big Sisters, designed to provide students with:
  • Workplace exposure
  • Career awareness
  • College prep
  • Prepare a post high school plan
The Steps to Workplace Mentoring:
  1. Partner workplace says “yes!”
  2. The target school is selected and students are referred to Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentor recruitment, screening and training occurs at the workplace
  3. A start date is selected by the company and the school 
  4. Bigs and Littles are paired together by Big Brothers Big Sisters
  5. Monthly lunchtime meetings facilitated by Big Brothers Big Sisters begin, then continue once a month during the school year
  6. Outcomes are measured 

Nearly 50 organizations are participating in the Workplace Mentoring program! Click here to see a list of our Workplace Mentoring partners and here for a list of participating schools!

Click here for more on how to start a workplace mentoring program at your workplace.

Why It Works:

“It’s not just a field trip coming over to Rackspace; it’s an opportunity for these kids to interact with positive role models.  This program has raised our attendance levels, grades have gone up, overall school performance in general has gone up helping to create a more positive atmosphere.” – Lenny Leos, Counselor at Ed White Middle School 

“My mom didn’t finish high school. She didn’t go to college.  Having Annie, my mentor, has helped guide me in the right direction.” –
Little Sister Tricia

“The Workplace Mentoring program  is a great way for a business to get directly involved in education.  The kids come directly to the business, they learn about the workplace and they get to see the employees in action.” – Graham Weston, Founder of Rackspace Hosting

What are the benefits for the child?

Workplace Mentoring introduces children to jobs at an early age, giving them an opportunity to learn about the corporate world first-hand. Through relationships with "Corporate Bigs", Littles experience what it means to work for a corporation and the educational requirements needed to achieve this professional success. The value is the same: children are exposed to professional environments, new career paths and life goals are introduced, and lives are truly changed.

If you would like to get your workplace involved in this innovative new program, just send an email to info@bigmentor.org and we will be in touch!

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