Finding New Ways to Reach More Children
We know that the children served by our mentoring programs represent far less than those who could benefit from having a one-to-one mentor. That is why we continue to develop innovative new programs to provide more Bigs for more Littles in the communities we serve.
Bigs In Blue
Bigs in BlueSM is a one-to-one mentoring program that connects youth with police in their communities, building strong, trusting, lasting relationships. These relationships help build stronger bonds between law enforcement and the families they serve. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bath/Brunswick is currently partnering with the City of Bath Police Department and hopes to expand the program to other departments in the future.
Bears and Cubs
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bath/Brunswick partners with Bowdoin’s McKeen Center to match Bowdoin students with local children to share time and friendship. This program takes place on 10 to 12 Sunday afternoons throughout the academic year on the Bowdoin campus. Activities include games, crafts, sports, swimming, projects and more.
High School Bigs & Elementary School Mentoring
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bath/Brunswick connects high school student mentors (Bigs) with elementary school students (Littles). The friendships formed through this program help Littles build self-confidence and help Bigs develop mentoring skills that will help them throughout life.
Current (On-Hold) Partnerships:
- Brunswick High School and Harriet Beecher Stowe Elementary School (Brunswick)
- Hyde School and Fisher-Mitchell School (Bath)
- Morse High School and Bath Middle School (Bath)
- Mt. Ararat High School and Mt. Ararat Middle School (Topsham)