One to One Mentoring Program
One-to-one mentoring is the mainstay of Big Brothers Big Sisters. As a Big, you will be carefully and individually matched with a compatible Little. The process involves interviews with all parties, including the parents, with our staff working with you all the way. You must be at least 18 years old and be able to spend a few hours a week with your Little for a minimum of one year.
After-School Enrichment and Mentoring Program
How to Help
Help Kids Excel in South County
- A desire to contribute your personality, skills and talents to the program!
How to Apply
The Big Brothers Big Sisters After-School Enrichment Program is offered at two housing complexes in Watsonville. 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, 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.