School Based Mentoring Programs with High School Bigs
This program matches local High School students with elementary and middle school children. The mentoring sessions take place at the child’s school. Case managers closely supervise and provide activities for the matches to do together. The commitment is one academic year, with weekly or bi-weekly sessions that are planned and facilitated by BBBS case managers and school liaisons. These students
learn to become caring adults while at the same time providing a positive role model for younger children
in their community.
We currently have the following School Based Programs:
- Perth Amboy High School with Samuel L. Shull School
- Perth Amboy High School with William C. McGinnis School
- Keansburg High School with Joseph R. Bolger Middle School
- Communications High School with Hope Academy Charter School
- Academy of Allied Health & Science with Neptune Middle School
Site Based Mentoring Programs with Adults
How does it work? You meet with your Little Brother or Sister on a weekly or bi-weekly schedule at a specified site and time for an entire school year. BBBS case managers will work with site facilities to plan and oversee ongoing one-to-one mentoring sessions and guest speakers with discussions and projects to work on
with your Little.
You will have a Big Brothers Big Sisters case manager to provide training and ongoing support to ensure a positive experience for both you and your mentee.
We currently have the following Site Based Programs:
- Project BAM (Monmouth University students mentoring Asbury Park High School students)
- Project Venture (New Jersey Natural Gas employees mentoring Asbury Park Middle School students)
- ATT Mentoring Program (ATT employees mentoring Keansburg High School students)
- MMC Mentoring Program (Monmouth Medical Center employees mentoring Long Branch
High School students)
School and Site Based Big Brothers and Big Sisters must:
- Be at least a freshman in high school (depending on program)
- Live or work in Monmouth or Middlesex County
- Be able to make a commitment to meet with their “Little” once a week or every other week for at least one school year
- Agree to work within and follow the organization’s rules and guidelines
- Not currently going through any major life transitions (e.g. new baby, moving)
- Be willing to complete the intake process which includes completing an application, listing three references, criminal and social security background checks, mentor training session and interview
with BBBS Case Manager
If you are a school administrator, guidance counsellor, teacher or student, OR an employee at a university, hospital, or company interested in starting a mentoring program at your school or site please contact Shannon Oreficé, Director of Programs, 732.544.2224 X315, firstname.lastname@example.org.