It may sound obvious, but sometimes the best place to help a child realize their potential is at school. Kids enjoy having their Bigs meet with them there, whether it’s in the cafeteria or on the playground. And parents know what a positive impact it makes.


Some of the biggest supporters of our School-Based Mentoring program are teachers, social workers, guidance counselors, and principals. They see students come back from their time with their Big filled with confidence, smiling big, ready to learn, and eager to succeed.


Although it takes place at schools, our School-Based Mentoring program isn’t limited to the classroom. Of course, some Littles do talk with their Bigs about class, do homework, or read together, but it’s perfectly fine to shoot hoops in the gym or play cards. At the end of the day, it’s really all about starting a friendship, providing guidance, and inspiring them to reach their potential. The conversations that happen when their minds and hands are busy at work are undeniably impactful.

BBBS of Bath/Brunswick connects adult mentors (Bigs) with elementary school students (Littles). In our School-Based program Bigs and Littles meet at the same time and place each week. They might share a lunch hour, play checkers, work on a project, or just have a good conversation!

Current School Partners

Harriet Beecher Stowe Elementary  |  Bath Middle School  |  Bowdoin Central School  |  Brunswick Junior High School  |  Dike Newell Elementary  |  Fisher Mitchell Elementary  |  Kate Furbish Elementary School  |  Mt. Ararat Middle School  |  Williams Cone School  |  Woodside Elementary