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Site Based

School and Site Based Mentoring

Site Based Matches meet at the Little's school or after-school program once per week to work on craft projects, do homework or play games. The Site Based Program can work better for people who want to mentor, but have their own kids at home, need a more structured program, or don't have as much time. It may sound obvious, but sometimes the best place to help a child realize their potential is at school. Kids enjoy having their Bigs meet with them there, whether it's in the classroom or on the playground. And parents know what a positive impact it makes.

Teacher approved

Some of the biggest supporters of our Site Based Mentoring program are actually teachers. They see students come back from their time with their Big filled with confidence, smiling big, ready to learn and eager to succeed.

Learning about life

Although it takes place at schools, our Site Based Mentoring program isn’t limited to class work. Of course, some Littles do talk with their Bigs about class, or do homework, or read together, but some shoot hoops or play on the playground. At the end of the day, it's really all about starting a friendship, providing guidance and inspiring them to reach their potential. 

A variety of locations

Reno
Rita Cannan Elementary
Lemelson Elementary
Veterans Elementary
Grace Warner Elementary
Libby Booth Elementary
Roger Corbett Elementary
Lincoln Park Elementary
Boys & Girls Club (various locations)

Carson
Boys & Girls Club of Western Nevada

At Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada, we have tremendous confidence in our ability to impact children and put them on the right path. But it means even more when an outside study comes to the same conclusion.  Click to learn more about our Nationwide School-Based Mentoring Study.

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