School-Based Programs

It may sound obvious, but sometimes the best place to help a child realize their potential is at school. Kids enjoy having their Bigs meet with them there, whether it’s in the classroom or on the playground. And parents know what a positive impact it makes.

School-Based Mentoring

Our Lunch Buddy and Reading Readiness mentoring programs are school-based mentoring programs that allows Bigs to meet a minimum of twice a month with a child in the school setting. The Big meets with their Little either during their lunch hour or enrichment period for the entire school year and do anything from reading, chatting about life and playing games to working on schoolwork.

It’s teacher-approved.

Some of the biggest supporters of our School-Based Mentoring program are actually teachers. They see students come back from their time with their Big filled with confidence, smiling big, ready to learn and eager to succeed.

Learning about life.

Although it takes place at schools, our School-Based Mentoring program isn’t limited to the classroom. Of course, some Littles do talk with their Bigs about class, or do homework, or read together, but it’s perfectly fine to shoot hoops in the gym or play on the playground at the Little's school.  At the end of the day, it's really all about starting a friendship, providing guidance, increasing educational success, and inspiring them to reach their potential.

At Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Louisiana, we have tremendous confidence in our ability to impact children and put them on the right path. But it means even more when an outside study comes to the same conclusion. Click to learn more about our Nationwide School-Based Mentoring Study.

Who are our Lunch Buddy or Reading Readiness School-Based Partners?

Calcasieu Parish: College Oaks Elementary, Combre-Fondel Elementary, Henry Heights Elementary, E.K. Elementary, Oak Park Elemenetary, R.W. Vincent Elementary, Western Heights Elementary, Vincent Settlement Elementary, Westwood Elementary

Sasol is a Proud Annual Program Partner of our Lunch Buddy Program. 

Other Ways to Get Involved

Whether you get involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters as a donor, potential Big Brother or Big Sister, partner, advocate, or family member, you have the power to change a child's future for the better. 

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