Our One-to-One Mentoring programs, Community-Based Mentoring and School-Based Mentoring, create caring, supportive relationships between an adult female mentor and a girl.
Our One-to-One Mentoring programs, Community-Based Mentoring and School-Based Mentoring, create close, caring, supportive relationships between an adult female mentor and a girl.
Community-Based Mentoring: Our traditional program pairs a girl between the ages of 7 - 15 with an adult female mentor. Big and Little Sisters enjoy a range of activities from arts and crafts and museum visits to sporting events and nature walks, or just taking the time to talk about what is going on in the Little Sister's life.
Big for a Day: Once a month, we sponsor an activity in the community for girls on our wait list to participate in with a volunteer for that day. The matches enjoy activities ranging from bowling and ice skating to crafting or museum visits with a group of other Big for a Day matches.
School-Based Mentoring: This program creates a one-to-one mentoring relationship between a Big and Little Sister. This program takes place in a school setting and is designed specifically for elementary school girls (grades 2 - 8). Matches meet during the Little Sister's lunch time or after-school program throughout the academic year, and are encouraged to keep in touch via letters or e-mails over the summer months.
Our Impact Services group mentoring programs are designed to meet the developmental needs of girls between the ages of 11-17; a time when peers begin to have a strong influence on a girl’s choices and decisions. Through our Life Choices program, we create safe spaces where groups of girls discuss the issues they are facing with experienced Big Sister social workers or Masters of Social Work interns.
Life Choices creates a safe space where Little Sisters can openly explore the choices and challenges they face in their lives. Life Choices groups meet once a week for 90 minutes in schools or community centers, as well as in the Boston Court Clinic and are facilitated by experienced Big Sister social workers or Masters of Social Work (MSW) level interns. Groups run for approximately 15 weeks.
Click here to view the Impact Services curriculum.