Through the Bigs in Schools mentoring program, Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County (BBBS of SDC) is able to reach out to more children in your community who need the support of a one-to-one caring mentor.
With minimal time needed, it is an easy way for a busy professional or student to volunteer with a child. During a set time each week, all activities take place at the school. Activities range from playing board games, shooting hoops, reading a book together, or simply talking. This program also provides the opportunity to see other matches interacting as well as having a BBBS of SDC staff member present at every session.
Studies in the Bigs in Schools program have shown that there are proven positive impacts on students. Children who have had a Big have increased their self esteem, achieved higher grades in social studies, language arts and math, and even improved relationships with their peers and adults.
Jessica Lopez is a program manager for the Mid City Division of Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County.