Big Brothers Big Sisters of Sangamon County

School-Based Mentoring

Imagine taking a break out of your day to return to your childhood by eating a school lunch, playing basketball at recess or reading a book with a child. Imagine being the highlight of a child’s week at school. Imagine that making a positive impact on a child’s life is possible during one hour a week! Big Brothers Big Sister’s School-Based Mentoring program is a way that adults and high school students can volunteer and make an impact in the life of a child.

Corporate Mentoring

Adults who participate in the School-Based Mentoring program are called Corporate Mentors. Corporate Mentors volunteer to spend one hour a week, usually their lunch hour, with a Little at his/her elementary school. All activities take place at the school, either inside or outside. Matches can eat lunch together, play games, do schoolwork or simply hang out and talk.

Companies or businesses that have four or more employees who volunteer as Corporate Mentors are considered Corporate Partners. Thanks to the following companies for being Corporate Partners!

Corporation Service Company
H.D. Smith
Horace Mann
Wells Fargo

To become a Corporate mentor, complete the volunteer application and email to Yvonne and she will contact you to schedule an interview.

Requirements:

  • Must be 18 or over
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
  • Must be able to volunteer one hour a week over a lunch hour

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Illinois Capital Region currently serves children at the following schools through the Corporate Mentoring Program:

 Sangamon County      

Dubois
Enos
Feitshans
Franklin
Grant Middle School Glenwood Middle School
Harvard Park
Hazel Dell
Jane Addams
Jefferson Middle School
Laketown
Pleasant Hill
Ridgely
Southern View
Vachel Lindsay
Washington Middle School

Christian County

West School

Montgomery County

Litchfield Elementary Schools
Hillsboro Elementary Schools

High School Mentoring

High school students can also volunteer through our High School Mentoring program. Students attend one scheduled mentoring session, usually after school, each week with their Little at his/her elementary school. High School Bigs experience the joy and life changing power of service, build college resumes, and may receive school credits. All activities take place at the school, either inside or outside. Matches can play games, do schoolwork or simply hang out and talk.

To become a High School mentor, complete the volunteer application and email to Yvonne and she f will contact you to schedule an interview.

Requirements:

  • Must be a current high school student
  • Must have a driver’s license or reliable transportation
  • Must be able to volunteer one hour a week after school

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Illinois Capital Region currently serves children in the following schools through High School Mentoring:

Sangamon County      

Auburn
Ball Charter
Chatham Elementary
Enos
Feitshans
Hazel Dell
Jane Addams
Vachel Lindsay
 

Christian County

Morrisonville Grade School North School
South School West School

Macoupin County

Virden Elementary

Montgomery County

Litchfield Elementary Schools Hillsboro Elementary Schools

 

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