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Tutoring and Mentoring Programs

August 27, 2013

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Big Buddy High School Mentoring Program

Auburn High School students, with a minimum of a B average, can be involved in this mentoring program.  They will mentor students at Auburn Elementary School and Auburn Middle School during their advisory hour at the end of the day.  High School students are asked to provide services 2-3 times a week based on their availability.

Kids Hope Mentoring Program

Auburn Elementary School and Auburn Middle School has developed a partnership with Trinity Lutheran Church and Cornerstone Community Church through KIDS HOPE USA.  This program trains caring adults from their congregations on how to be a positive role model and friend and help children improve academic skills in math, spelling and reading.  The mentors meet with their student for one hour a week during the school day.

Big Brother Big Sister Program

This High School Mentoring Program is designed to provide elementary age children with a positive role model.  High school students are paired with a Kindergarten through 5th grade student.  The mentoring session is held in the Auburn Middle School cafeteria on Wednesdays from 3:30pm-4:40pm.  The length of the volunteer commitment is one full school year.  Activities include: working on academic skills, arts and crafts, and recreational activities.  There is a supervisor present at each mentoring session.

The goal of the BBBS program is that the community will be improved by this program as high school students learn the benefits of participating in community service.  As they become adults they will have built the foundation to care about making a difference in their community.  The community also benefits as the younger children demonstrate higher self-esteem and are more successful academically.

For more information contact Big Brothers Big Sisters at 753-1216.

 

  • For more information about any of these programs, please contact Melissa Warwick.