Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our site-based program activities are being held virtually during the 2020-2021 academic year.

 

What do student Bigs do?

Student Bigs provide friendship and encouragement to an elementary-aged child through guided mentoring activities. The Big talks with their Little, helps them with homework, and participates in fun and stimulating activities led by a Big Brothers Big Sisters coordinator. Younger children look up to high school and college students and enjoy spending time with them! The friendship of a Student Big makes Littles feel valued and more confident in themselves and their abilities. 

 

Mentoring Opportunities for 2021-2022

Big Brothers Big Sisters anticipates being able to offer both in-person and virtual mentoring opportunities for the 2021-2022 academic year. In-person mentoring typically occurs once per week after school in participating elementary schools; virtual mentoring occurs once a week via a secure and monitored Zoom connection.

As pandemic restrictions ease and vaccine availability broadens, our agency will continue to coordinate with area school districts and community partners to schedule safe and effective mentoring activities. More information will be shared here regarding the 2021-2022 school year when it becomes available.

Sign up now for Fall 2021! Signing up now does not obligate you to join a specific mentoring site or time, but it will help to streamline the process when details about sites and times are determined.

 

Am I eligible?

This volunteer opportunity is open to students from all Butler County high schools and from colleges!

  • Student Bigs must be in 9th grade or above starting in the 2021-2022 academic year
  • Students Bigs must be able to commit to one hour per week for the entire academic year; programs don't meet during the summer or holiday breaks
  • For on-site mentoring, Student Bigs must have access to transportation to and from the mentoring site
  • For virtual mentoring, Student Bigs must have access to a reliable internet connection in a distraction-free area

 

How do I learn more or sign up?

High School Students: Text "HS Big" to 513-857-1491, or email Katy Roberts, Engagement Specialist, at Katy.Roberts@bbbsbutler.org

Miami University Students: Text "MU Big" to 513-291-3283, or email Stephanie Ipp, Community Outreach Manager, at Stephanie.Ipp@bbbsbutler.org.