RSVP's are only accepted from parents, families, and mentors in our programs. If you are not a part of Big Brothers Big Sisters, and would like to sign up or get more information, see the links below.

KIDS NEED TIME OUTDOORS

According to a Kaiser Family Foundation study, children 8 to 18 spend 6.5 hours a day on television, electronic games, computers, music and other media. For many, the virtual world has become a more familiar setting than the natural one.

If you love being active outside, you already know how important it is to your mental and physical well-being. You probably also know that kids aren’t getting enough time in nature, nor do all children have equal access to the outdoors. Outdoor activities can help alleviate many of the symptoms diagnosed in young people today including ADHD, depression, anxiety, and obesity, to name a few.

In the Mentoring Outdoors program, your child will be encouraged in their education and motivated to make positive choices, all while having fun in the outdoors Mentor/mentee matches spend 4-6 hours a month doing activities in the outdoors and in the community. Matches also attend monthly BBBS-sponsored group events to learn to fish, hike, play sports, and much more.

Current matches are welcome to participate!

ABOUT MENTORING OUTDOORS

  • Mentors and mentees will spend 4-6 hours a month doing activities together in the outdoors and in the community.
  • BBBS will sponsor exciting monthly group events for mentees to learn to fish, hike, play sports, conservation and outdoor education, and much more.
  • Mentees and mentors are encouraged to also participate in outdoor activities on their own.

 

Mentoring Outdoors is made possible by our community funders: