Thank Your Mentor

In both our professional and personal lives, we have all been shaped by the mentors in our lives who have helped us become the people we are today. Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) is launching a Thank Your Mentor Campaign to help promote the awareness of the crucial role that mentoring plays in growing up successfully.

Thank your Mentor is a virtual campaign to replace the in person mixers and other events usually done to attract volunteers to serve as mentors. We are asking everyone to take a moment to thank their mentor.

Help us raise awareness about our need for Mentors

How it Works:

1. Post a message, photo, or video on social media thanking your Mentor.

2. Tag us and use the hashtag #thankyourmentor.

3. Challenge someone else to thank their Mentor.


Community-Based Mentoring

Community-based mentoring is the traditional Big Brothers Big Sisters one-to-one mentoring program. Bigs are matched with children (Littles) who are facing adversity. Once a match has been made, Bigs and Littles can spend time in the community doing activities they enjoy. Bigs need access to reliable transportation and must be able to commit to a minimum of 12 months in the program. All volunteers must complete a screening process and training curriculumbefore being matched with a child. This includes a background check, references, and an interview.

Benefits:

– Flexibly scheduling to fit your availability

– Long-positive impact on a Little

– Explore new interests through events and activities with your Little

Requirements:

– Meet 1+ time a month

– 1-year minimum commitment

Interested in becoming a Community-Based Big?
Take the first step by submitting your information and a member of our team will contact you about the next steps in the process.


Workplace Mentoring Program

The Workplace Mentoring program allows Big Brothers Big Sisters to partner with local employers to provide employees the opportunity to mentor at lunchtime.  Youth are transported by bus to the workplace to meet with their mentors. Matches play games, work on activities, and get to know each other during the lunch hour.  This experience not only provides students with mentors, but with valuable workplace exposure. 

Benefits:

– Conveniently volunteer at your place of employment

– Teach children about your career

– Volunteer with your co-workers

If you are interested in hosting this program at your business email Christina Martinez at cmartinez@bigmentor.org or call her at 210-225-6322 ex. 131.