A "little" time can make a BIG difference.

PROGRAMS

You can give a child the invaluable gift of friendship by spending just a few hours together a couple times per month. To be a positive role model can be as simple as playing a board game, going to the playground, or participating in a BBBS activity. Just as your options are unlimited, so is a child’s potential.

Eligibility

  • Be 21 years of age or older
  • Have a car, valid driver’s license & proof of current automobile insurance
  • Complete an in-person interview and a
    thorough layered background check

Expectations

  • Make a one year minimum commitment to your Little
  • Make face-to-face contact with your Little at least twice per month
  • Participate in ongoing phone contact with Big Brothers Big Sisters staff throughout the duration of your match

Rewards

  • You will have fun!
  • By being a consistent and reliable mentor, you will observe first-hand small, but significant changes in your mentee that can have a life-changing impact—on both of you!

Sometimes the best place to help a child realize their potential is at a school, community center, or corporate workplace. Whether mentoring occurs in the classroom, gym, or conference room, it’s all about developing a friendship, providing guidance and inspiring children to reach their potential.

Expectations

  • Minimum of a one year commitment
  • Meet during the school year, with the opportunity to keep in touch through a writing campaign during summer break
  • Programs are supervised by Big Brothers Big Sisters staff or school/agency contact

Site-Based Program Options

Corporate Mentoring/Beyond School Walls
Littles are matched with employees from our corporate partners who help foster college readiness and career development.

Be A Middle School Mentor
Students from Pittsburgh Public Middle Schools are matched with adult mentors from the community. Mentors visit once a week for an hour during the school year. Times vary depending on location.

Be A Middle School Mentor is an initiative of the United Way of Southwestern PA.

College Bigs
Students from a partnering college meet with their Littles at lunchtime or after school.

High School Bigs
Must be at least 15 and a sophomore at a participating high school. Programs take place in an elementary or middle school during study hall or after school.

Site-Based Parent Training

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For parents with children in the Site-Based program. The hope is that after reading through this “training” you will have a better understanding of the program, know your involvement in the mentoring program, and have any questions answered.

mentor2.0 is a program developed in partnership with iMentor that brings technology-enriched, one-to-one mentoring to high school students.

Through collaborative efforts with schools, companies, and individuals, mentor2.0 provides high-impact mentoring relationships aimed at giving high school students the support and guidance they need to graduate high school and succeed in post-secondary education.

Eligibility

  • Be 21 years of age or older
  • Be college-educated (Trade degree or higher)
  • Live or work in the Pittsburgh area

Expectations

  • Minimum 24 month commitment
  • Attend one in-person 2 hour event per month at Brashear High School
  • Participate in weekly online communication
    with your mentee via a web platform

Rewards

  • You will have fun!
  • By being a consistent and reliable mentor, you will observe first-hand small, but significant changes in your mentee that can have a life-changing impact—on both of you!

mentor2.0 Parent Training

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For parents with children in the mentor2.0 program. The hope is that after reading through this “training” you will have a better understanding of the program, know your involvement in the mentoring program, and have any questions answered.

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