Teaming Up With Youth

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Teaming Up With Youth is currently suspended. Please check out our community based mentoring or virtual mentoring pages to learn more about our current program offerings, or how to be a Big.

Big Brothers Big Sisters teams up with local elementary schools in an effort to help students succeed. Once a week, a local high school student and a K-5th grade student get together in a small group setting at the elementary student’s school, or similar nearby location. 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, and offers a great opportunity for high school students looking for local volunteer opportunities.

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.
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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.
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Participating Schools

Midland County

  • Adams Elementary School
  • Central Park Elementary School
  • Chestnut Hill Elementary School
  • Floyd Elementary School
  • Pine River Elementary School
  • Plymouth Elementary School
  • Seibert Elementary School
  • Woodcrest (Meets at Dow High)

Bay County

  • Auburn Elementary School
  • Dow Bay Area YMCA
  • Kolb Elementary School
  • McAlear Sawden Elementary School

Isabella County

  • Mary McGuire Elementary School

Other Mentoring Programs

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Community Based

You and a child 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.

Virtual Mentoring Programs

Virtual Mentoring

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, BBBS has launched new virtual mentoring programs for elementary school students during the 2020-21 school year. Bigs and Littles meet weekly over Zoom to work on reading and communication skills and engage in fun activities!

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Lunchbox Learners

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!

Other Mentoring Programs

new community based home

Community Based

You and a child 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.

Virtual Mentoring Programs

Virtual Mentoring

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, BBBS has launched new virtual mentoring programs for elementary school students during the 2020-21 school year. Bigs and Littles meet weekly over Zoom to work on reading and communication skills and engage in fun activities!

lbl home

Lunchbox Learners

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!

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