What is Teaming Up With YOUth?
Big Brothers Big Sisters teams up with local elementary schools in an effort to help students succeed. Teaming Up with YOUth strives to improve the academic, social, and relationship skills of children by matching them one-to-one with high school mentors.
How It Works
- A Teaming Up With YOUth volunteer is matched with one student in an elementary school who has been referred to our program by a teacher or counselor.
- The volunteer and child work together on tasks in a fun, relaxed setting.
- The volunteer meets with the same child on the same day and at the same time each week for a minimum of one school year.
- The volunteer and child meet at the mentoring site, which is typically the child’s school.
- A Big Brothers Big Sisters Match Coordinator is on location at each Teaming Up With YOUth site to assist whenever needed.
- Adams Elementary School
- Bullock Creek/Pine River Elementary School
- Central Park Elementary School
- Chestnut Hill Elementary School
- Floyd Elementary School
- Plymouth Elementary School
- Siebert Elementary School
- Woodcrest Elementary School
- Auburn Elementary School
- Washington Elementary School
- MacGregor Elementary School
- McAlear-Sawden Elementary School
- Merrill Park Elementary School
- Stone Elementary School
- Mary McGuire Elementary School
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.
Lunchbox Learners focuses on helping children in grades K – 3 improve their reading skills. You meet with a student once a week during the student’s lunch hour to read books, play word games and make reading fun!