Big Brothers Big Sisters of Santa Cruz County

  • CA

Website

http://www.santacruzmentor.org

Address

1500 41st Ave #250
Capitola
CA
95010
United States

About Us

Our Mission

To provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

Our Vision
That all children achieve success in life.

One-to-One Mentoring Program
The One-to-One Match Program is what most people think of as the traditional Big Brother or Big Sister role. You will be matched with a 7-14 year old child usually from a single-parent family, who is looking for guidance and companionship. All it takes is a little of your time to provide encouragement, friendship, and good company.

We make every effort to assure that you are matched with a “Little” who shares your interests so that your relationship will be rewarding and mutually beneficial. Your Little Brother or Little Sister can come from a variety of backgrounds and economic levels, but that is what will make your relationship so unique.

Imagine the impact you can make with your advice and friendship. Although their schedules are sometimes hectic, Big Brothers and Big Sisters say the time spent with their match is one of the most rewarding events in their life. Best of all, you will give your Little Brother or Little Sister the positive self-esteem all children deserve to have.

All volunteers for this program, like all Big Brothers Big Sisters volunteers, are interviewed, screened, and trained by our professional agency staff.


After-School Enrichment & Mentoring Program
The Big Brothers Big Sisters After-School Enrichment Program is offered at two housing complexes in South County. An on-site staff member coordinates this program. Mentors assist children in their homework, in the areas of math, science, social studies and writing. The program includes guest speakers on a regular basis to address topics important to the students’ social, health, academic and leadership development.

The program was developed in recognition of the fact that many children, especially those with limited English proficiency, are falling behind in their studies, and ultimately dropping out of school. Program evaluation has shown that with additional one-to-one support and academic assistance provided by our volunteer mentors, participating children develop greater interest in school, improve their school performance and are more likely to graduate.

All volunteers for this program, like all Big Brothers Big Sisters volunteers, are interviewed, screened, and trained by our professional agency staff.


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