High School Bigs

PicMonkey CollageHIGH SCHOOL BIGS,  an after-school program of Big Brothers Big Sisters, is all about having fun while giving high school students the opportunity to be positive role models.

High School students meet one-to-one with elementary students for 1 hour, 1 day a week, for 1 year. Littles have the opportunity to connect with a role model close to their own age whom they identify with strongly.

The mentor (“Big”) and mentee (“Little”) build friendships through fun activities, such as playing sports, doing arts and crafts projects, playing board games, or simply talking about life together. Each session is supervised by a Big Brothers Big Sisters professional staff and takes place the same time each week at the elementary school.

Who Can Join?High School Bigs bw

  • 9th-11th graders who can make a 1 year commitment.
  • Students who attend any San Diego County high school can apply to be a Big Brother or Big Sister in the program.
  • Your high school need not be an official partner in order for you to participate.
  • No special skills or experience required!
  • Students can also earn community service hours and build college resumes.

In 2015, our High School Bigs had a 100% Graduation Rate and all had plans to attend college or post-secondary education.

Partnering Elementary Schools:

  • Logan K-8
  • Madison Avenue Elementary
  • Nestor Elementary
  • Franklin Elementary
  • Berry Elementary
  • Washington Elementary
  • Rosa Parks Elementary

Partnering High Schools:

  • Southwest High School
  • Granite Hills High School
  • Hoover High School
  •  King-Chavez Community High School
  •  St Augustine High School

Sam Mandler
Match Support Specialist – High School Bigs
Sites: Franklin, Rosa Parks, Madison Ave
(858) 746-9165

Anthony Reynoso
Match Support Specialist – High School Bigs, Bilingual
Sites: Logan, Nestor, Berry, Washington
(858) 746-9181

Kelly Wakeland
High School Volunteer Inquiries
(858) 746-9172


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