Site programs areMore structured than Community-Based matches.
A variety of programs.
It allows Bigs and Littles individualized time and attention on a consistent basis, with the venue being the child’s school rather than the community.
Matches in the Site-Based program enjoy activities such as eating lunch together, playing board games, making crafts, working on homework and practicing reading and writing skills.
Plymouth County Mentoring – Lunch Buddies
The Plymouth Counting Mentoring Lunch Buddies program matches elementary school students nominated by the school with community members that volunteer as a mentor.
A Big visits his/her Little at school once a week for 30 minutes during the Little’s lunch time over the course of the school year with a focus on promoting and creating an excitement around academics. This program is available in Le Mars Community School District, Hinton Community School District and Gehlen Catholic Elementary School.
Bigs With Badges (BWB)
In this program, local police officers, sheriff’s deputies, juvenile court officers, and anyone else who wears a badge will serve as Bigs who will meet with their Littles during lunch at Sioux City middle schools.
An initiative fromBig Brothers Big Sisters America.
Beyond The Bell Buddies (BTB)
Beyond the Bell Buddies matches students in grades 1-4 nominated by staff members at the Beyond the Bell Program at four Sioux City Elementary Schools with community member mentors.
A Big visits his/her Little during BTB hours once a week for a minimum of 30 minutes throughout the year, summers included, with a focus on youth development.
This program is currently available in the following Sioux City elementary schools: Hunt, Leeds, Liberty, and Spalding Park. BTB hours are 6:30-8:30 a.m. & 3:30-6:00 p.m. during the school year following the Sioux City Community School District calendar.
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• At least 18 years of age
• Able to make a minimum one-year commitment
• Provide three references and pass agency-issued background check
• In-person interview with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Siouxland program staff
• Complete in-person training
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Professional staff is here to work with you, the child and the family throughout the course of the mentoring relationship to provide necessary training and support.