We are now actively seeking about 40 new mentors as we expand our Mentor 2.0 program to two new high schools in Fall 2022!
If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity to help a high schooler graduate on time with a plan for their future, please email Program Director Amelia Smith at Amelia@SOAZBIGS.org.
The beginning of the new school year always brings new students in need of mentors through the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Arizona Mentor2.0 program. Mentors volunteer 4 hours per month (2 hrs. online, 2 hrs. in person) to help encourage, strengthen, and support a student’s potential. The Mentor2.0 program is a volunteer opportunity that matches high school students with a mentor to support them through high school while helping them develop a plan for their future.
Here is what is asked of volunteers:
One e‐mail per week guided by a curriculum prompt and oversight by a Big Brothers Big Sisters Case
One face‐to‐face event every 4 weeks. Events are coordinated by Big Brothers Big Sisters to provide you
and your mentee one‐to‐one time while further exploring topics covered via e‐mail in previous weeks.
Mentor for one school year with no holidays included.
How Do I Get Involved?
You must be at least 21 years old, have completed two years of college (or be a high school graduate with professional life
experience), have access to the Internet to exchange email and have 2 hours every four weeks to meet
with your mentee at their school.
Attend a 1 hour Mentor 2.0 Orientation.
Complete a 45‐minute interview and background check through Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Attend a 1‐2 hour training at the Big Brothers Big Sisters office or at your workplace.
Who are the Kids?
Big Brothers Big Sisters is entering two new high schools in Fall 2022 (one midtown, one in the southern part of Tucson - specifics to come!).
We'll start initially with freshmen and sophomores to have a multi-year impact on their future.
Why The Young Adults Need You!
Our goal is for mentees to graduate from high school and help them be successful in some form of higher education or a career.
You will help these students with problem-solving, motivation, time management, career exploration, interviewing, leadership, the college admission process, financial literacy, and professionalism. Southern Arizona's kids deserve these kinds of results, and if every one of us simply shares a weekly email and attends the group events every 4 weeks, we can make a huge difference.
Mentor2.0 is made possible by:
The Centurions / Wells Fargo / Union Pacific / Arizona Complete Health / Generous individual donors like you!