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Our school-based mentoring program offers elementary school students the opportunity to meet one-on-one with a caring and responsible mentor (typically a high school junior or senior) in a supervised setting at school, alongside other Bigs and Littles.

A member of our staff is on site at each mentoring session to answer any questions and provide support for each match relationship. Bigs and Littles play games, participate in fun activities, do homework, and form positive and meaningful relationships. 

See below for a list of participating schools for the 2016-2017 school year.


for littles and parents

It’s a big step for your little one, but we assure you it’s the right one. By enrolling your child with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bluegrass, you give them a chance to see their unlimited potential and develop into even more responsible, successful, well-rounded individuals. See below for a list of participating schools. 

Littles: 

  • Typically ages 6-12 (we recommend starting in 3rd grade)
  • Apply for mentoring services after parental approval because of recommendations from teachers, counselors, church groups, neighbors, colleagues, or friends
  • Are seeking friendship, guidance, and self enrichmen

Requirements:

  • Parental approva
  • Participate in mentoring activities one day a week  on a consistent weekly basis

Child Enrollment Process:

  • Students will be interviewed by a Case Manager to evaluate whether the program is a good fit.
  • If accepted, students will then be matched with a mentor that best suits their personality, interests, preferences, and needs.

for bigs

Being a Big Brother or Big Sister is one of the most enjoyable things you’ll ever do - not to mention, one of the most fulfilling. You have the opportunity to help shape a child’s future for the better by empowering him or her to achieve success. And the best part is, it’s a lot of fun! See below to submit an inquiry. 

Bigs:

  • Typically high school students (but we welcome adult volunteers, too!)
  • Carefully recruited, screened, trained, and coached to provide positive encouragement and consistency to their Little
  • Have time to spare once a week to befriend a local child

Requirements:

  • Commit to volunteering for a full school year
  • Participate in mentoring activities one day a week  on a consistent weekly basis
  • Responsible for transportation to nearby site location  

Volunteer Application Process:

  • Contact BBBS if you are a high school student, you may also contact your school.
  • Potential mentors will be interviewed by a Case Manager to evaluate whether the program is a good fit. References may also be contacted. 
  • If accepted, Bigs will complete an in-person training. 
  • Bigs will then be matched with a Little that best suits their personality, interests, and preferences.

Montgomery County Schools - Tonia Rice Witt, Regional Program Manager 859-585-6790

High school juniors and seniors who are sixteen and older can volunteer one hour per week with a student in the first through fourth grades at Camargo, Mapleton, and Mt. Sterling Elementary Schools. The high school students must be able to provide transportation.

William Wells Brown Elem. Program - Natalie Thompson, Program Director (859) 231-8181

Big Brothers Big Sisters is partnered with Kentucky Bank, Lexington Fayette Urban County Government and an anonymous donor to provide the School Plus Mentoring Program to students at William Wells Brown Elementary. Mentors will be paired with a child in the second grade, meeting once a week at school for one hour during the school day.

Danville Schools - Destiney Richards, Regional Program Manager 859-338-9231

Big Brothers Big Sisters has a partnership with Families First of Danville Schools to support the one-to-one mentoring of children in kindergarten through fifth grade