Address:
1519 Gardiner Lane
Louisville,KY 40218
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Contact:

Ms. Jeri S. Swinton

Work Number (I): (502) 587-0494 x 111
Email: jeri.swinton@bbbsky.org

Mr. Donald W. Palmore

Work Number (I): (502) 587-0494
Email: donald.palmore@bbbsky.org

Ms. Helene S. Bowen

Work Number (I): (502) 587-0494
Email: sandy.bowen@bbbsky.org

Ms. Cindy Wasson

Work Number (I): (502) 753-3745
Email: cindy.wasson@bbbsky.org

Donald Palmore

Work Number (I): (502) 587-0494 x 114

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Community-based mentoring is the "traditional" Big Brothers Big Sisters program. You are matched with a youth between the ages of 7 and 16 and meet with them at least twice a month doing simple activities such as going to the park, getting an ice cream and basically spending time building a friendship. The schedule is flexible to meet the needs of mentors and the young person and their family.
If you are interested, you will participate in a brief orientation which will provide the details about the program. The next step will be an interview to find out what kinds of things you like to do and what type of child you might like to matched with. Big Brothers or Big Sisters must be 18 years of age.
This opportunity is sponsored by: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana

Volunteer Opportunity Details:
Last updated on September 22, 2015
Big Brothers Big Sisters is partnering with several elementary and middle schools as well as community centers to mentor students. These students have been identified as youth who would benefit from additional support including mentorship. Big Brothers Big Sisters matches adult mentors with children who need extra encouragement, support and positive relationships. We operate under the premise that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive. One of primary areas of focus for Big Brothers Big Sisters is education. Data collected by researchers involved with the program indicate that Little Brothers and Sisters felt more competent about doing school work after having a Big Brother or Sister ? 77% reported doing better in school, 65% said their Big Brother or Sister helped them reach a higher education level and 52% reported that the Big Brother or Sister helped them not drop out of school. Big Brothers Big Sisters is making a positive impact on our community, including academic improvement, more positive relationships and avoiding risky behaviors.
Targeting students at schools and community centers, we will be working to increase motivation, well being, academic success, and personal growth through relationships, modeling and encouragement. Each location has identified students who would benefit from a Big Brother or Big Sister through the site-based program with Big Brothers Big Sisters. In the site-based program you will be paired with one of these students and will meet one hour per week during school hours for a 12 month period. The time you meet is flexible. During your meetings you will focus on schoolwork and friendship!

Spend an hour a week during the school year with a child who will greatly benefit from having a mentor to offer support and essentially be a friend.
In-School Locations:
The Academy @ Shawnee (7th & 8th grades)
Liberty High School (7th & 8th grades)
Newburg Middle School
Noe Middle School
Rangeland Elementary School
Slaughter Elementary School
Buckner Elementary School
Goshen Elementary School
Harmony Elementary School

After-School Locations:
Nativity Academy at St. Boniface
Newburg Boys and Girls Club
Shawnee Boys and Girls Club
Parkland Boys and Girls Club

We operate under the premise that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive. One of primary areas of focus for Big Brothers Big Sisters is education. Data collected by researchers involved with the program indicate that Little Brothers and Sisters felt more competent about doing school work after having a Big Brother or Sister ? 77% reported doing better in school, 65% said their Big Brother or Sister helped them reach a higher education level and 52% reported that the Big Brother or Sister helped them not drop out of school. Big Brothers Big Sisters is making a positive impact on our community, including academic improvement, more positive relationships and avoiding risky behaviors.

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This is your chance to start something for a local child. As a Big Brother or Sister, you can help impact the life of a child for the better.

We need all kinds of Bigs for all kinds of kids! Through the Humana Legacy Program, we will research the impact of mentoring on the overall well-being of volunteers and children through an across-generations mentoring program. Right now we are actively seeking Big Brothers and Sisters 55 and over. With your wisdom, experience and care children can gain lessons that last a lifetime. Share what you know and make a positive impact on a child in our community.
Are you ready to volunteer with us? Just fill out our simple online application. After you complete it, a Big Brothers Big Sisters staff member will contact you shortly. You'll need to:

? attend an orientation session
? provide references
? participate in an in-person interview
? go through a background check

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