• BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS
     

     WHAT IS BIG BOTHERS BIG SISTERS?  

    Big Brothers Big Sisters is a national mentoring organization that matches youth between the ages of 7 and 14 with a suitable mentor for the period of one year. 

    Matches are supervised and supported for the duration of their match by a trained case-manager.  The Big Brothers Big Sisters Mission is to help children reach their potential through professionally supported, one-to-one relationships. 

    We currently have two types of programs available and the information is as follows: 

    School Based Mentoring - In this program the youth meet with a fully screened mentor one-on-one under the supervision of a caseworker, for the course of one school year.  Activities have an academic/social focus and include homework help, board games, and gym activities.  The program is held after-school at Bloomsburg Memorial Elementary (for Bloom Memorial Students) on Wednesday from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

    Core or Community-Based Program - This program is a "traditional program" where matches meet with a fully screened mentor in the community on their own time.  The matches meet one hour a week or at least three times a month for the course of one year.  Activities are match choice, and can include a walk in the park, going to a baseball game, a trip to the mall or just hanging out at home. 

    MEETING LOCATION, DAYS, AND TIMES (School-Based Program Only)

    WHERE:  Memorial Elementary School, 500 Mark Street, Bloomsburg, PA  17815

    WHEN:  Wednesday from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

     **For additional information, please contact Big Brothers Big Sisters at (570) 784-0791 or Mrs. Finn, School Counselor, at (570) 784-7885.