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Every child is unique, and we’ve designed our programs to effectively serve your child’s individual needs. We currently have three ways to get involved, and they’re all designed so you can get involved in the way that works best for you. We’ll never leave you on your own. Our staff are trained social services professionals, here to help whenever you need it. You’ll be well-equipped with loads of information, advice, tips, and answers. And we’ve also got activity ideas, organized events, and a handy list of discounts available to our Matches.
Matches meet on a weekly basis on evenings and/ or weekends at the convenience of both parties. Volunteers coordinate match times and activities directly with the parent. Weekly meetings are usually an hour or so but will vary based on time availability and match activities.
Matches get to know each other and develop their friendships through various activities they enjoy such as taking a walk, attending sporting events, visiting the library or partaking in a favorite hobby, etc. The possibilities are limitless and flexible.
Mentors visit a school near their home or work and are paired with a student on a one-to-one basis. These weekly meetings occur during the school year and usually meet over the lunch hour or after school. During the summer months, matches continue to keep in touch via phone calls or letters.
Mentors may also participate in a site based matched through their workplace. Rather than meet at a school, children leave the walls of their classroom to spend time with their mentors in the workplace.
Mentor 2.0 is a partnership between BBBS and Oshkosh North High School that combines technology with the life-changing impact of a mentor to empower students for college, community, and career success.
Mentor2.0 uses the power of mentoring as a strategy to support students to and through high school graduation as they plan for lifelong success. Our goal is that every student we serve has a plan for what happens after graduation.