News : Big Brothers Big Sisters Partners

Jan 15, 2014

Posted in Fosters Daily Democrat

PORTSMOUTH -- Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Seacoast is excited to announce its partnership with 12 local high schools and sites in the community. The School & Site Based Mentoring Program has allowed for adults and high school students across nine different towns on the seacoast to be matched with young children from the BBBS program.

The school setting gives adults with busy schedules a set time to volunteer such as during their Little's lunch period or after school gets out. Bigs benefit a child's life by giving them someone to look up to and to create a special bond with. The matches spend one hour together every week hanging out, reading books, helping with homework, or simply talking.

“William Allen School is lucky to be selected as a school for the Big Brother Big Sister Program,” says Julie Thompson, Guidance Counselor at the William Allen School. “It is a resounding success!”

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