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.
- 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
BBBS STAFF CONTACTS:
Match Support Specialist – High School Bigs
Sites: Franklin, Rosa Parks, Madison Ave
Match Support Specialist – High School Bigs, Bilingual
Sites: Logan, Nestor, Berry, Washington
High School Volunteer Inquiries