Changing the way children grow up in Santa Cruz County

After School Bigs

After School Bigs

After-School Enrichment Program Watsonville

Help Kids Excel in South County

Tuesdays: 3:00-5:30pm or Wednesdays: 3:00-5:30pm

How to Help

Volunteer either on Tuesday or Wednesday afternoons, for 6 months or more. Help students with their homework. Laugh and enjoy their company while doing fun and educational projects. Have a great time making a big difference! (And, if you had difficulty in school or overcame language barriers, you can provide unique insight.)


› A desire to contribute your personality, skills and talents to the program!

› Minimum volunteer age: 16+

› 6 month+ commitment, to one of the locations

How to Apply

Fill out an online application.

Call the agency at 831-464-8691 or email BBBS to contact a staff member with any questions.

Kids in Santa Cruz

Program Details

The Big Brothers Big Sisters After-School Enrichment Program is offered at two housing complexes in South County. An on-site staff member coordinates this program. Mentors assist children in their homework, in the areas of math, science, social studies and writing. The program includes guest speakers on a regular basis to address topics important to the students’ social, health, academic and leadership development.

The program was developed in recognition of the fact that many children, especially those with limited English proficiency, are falling behind in their studies, and ultimately dropping out of school. Program evaluation has shown that with additional one-to-one support and academic assistance provided by our volunteer mentors, participating children develop greater interest in school, improve their school performance and are more likely to graduate.

All volunteers for this program, like all Big Brothers Big Sisters volunteers, are interviewed, screened, and trained by our professional agency staff.

Changing the way children grow up in Watsonville