Community-Based Mentoring

Spend 4-6 hours per month doing things you already like to do and make a lasting impact.

The Community-Based program is highly flexible and allows for endless possibilities for mentors to connect with their mentees. Matches get to know each other by having fun doing activities out in the community. One-to-one outings are often low cost or no cost activities, like:

• Taking a walk in the park

• Going to a museum

• Attending a BBBS monthly event

• Listening to music

• Hanging out and talking

Some mentors meet their mentees on the weekends. Others get together with their Littles on weekday afternoons or evenings. Each match is unique and develops a schedule that works for them.

Studies show that children who have positive role models are more likely to improve in school and in their relationships with family and friends, and less likely to skip school or use illegal drugs or alcohol. Students who are successful in school are less likely to drop out, abuse drugs, or commit crimes.