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. This year the need is at an all-time high, and Big Brothers Big Sisters still needs an additional 100 Mentors to sign up before the end of September. Mentors will volunteer four 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. Mentors 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 weekly emails and have two hours available to meet once a month in-person, in the evening, at the student’s school.
Additional program requirements include a one-hour orientation, 45-minute interview, and a background check. Training and mentoring support are available to assist mentors in building a strong relationship with their mentee.
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 will be serving students at Amphitheater High School and City High School.
Our goal is to have 100 new mentors for the 2019-2020 school year.
Why Big Brothers Big Sisters Needs You!
Big Brothers Big Sisters’ 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.
At least 21 years of age
At least 2 years of college or professional experience
Have a desire to help a high school student reach career and college goals
Mentor2.0 is made possible by:
• Wells Fargo
• Union Pacific
• Arizona Complete Health