2200 N Saginaw Rd Midland, MI 48640

What Is Lunchbox Learners?

Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Lunchbox Learners program focuses on helping children in grades K – 3 improve their reading skills. Mentors and students meet once a week during the student’s lunch hour to read books, play word games and make reading fun!

If you can give an hour a week, you can change a child’s life

How It Works?

  • A Lunchbox Learners volunteer is matched with one student in an elementary school who has been referred to our program by a teacher.
  • The volunteer and child meet to read and work on homework.
  • The volunteer meets with the same child on the same day and at the same time each week for the duration of the school year.
  • The volunteer and child meet at the student’s school.
  • A Big Brothers Big Sisters Match Coordinator will be on location to assist whenever needed.
  • All Lunchbox Learners volunteers undergo a background screening which includes a criminal background check and an interview with a Big Brothers Big Sisters Match Coordinator.

Participating Schools

Midland County

  • Meridian Elementary School
  • Adams Elementary School
  • Central Park Elementary School
  • Chestnut Hill Elementary School
  • Plymouth Elementary School
  • Seibert Elementary School

Bay County

  • Kolb Elementary School

Get Involved

Learn more about being a Big, or fill out the simple form below, and someone will get back with you soon. Or you can contact the Big Brothers Big Sisters office at 989.631.5360


Additional Programs

Community Based

You’re matched with a child and participate in everyday activities together on average of two to three times per month. You help that child build confidence and skills. Mentors can be individuals, couples or families.

Teaming Up With YOUth

Local high school students team up with elementary students in their district in this weekly after school program. Teaming Up with YOUth strives to improve the academic, social, and relationship skills of children by matching them one-to-one with mentors.