We are now enrolling Mentors for Mentor2.0 to support students at Tucson Magnet High, Sunnyside High School and Apollo Middle School through the 2023-2024 School Year. 

To learn more about this opportunity to help a high school student graduate on time with a plan for their future, please email Mentor 2.0 Manager Susan Chada at


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 BBBS Case Manager.

One monthly face‐to‐face after-school event (held at the school). Events are coordinated by BBBS 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 a month 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?
We are excited to expand our program by adding freshmen at both Tucson High School and Sunnyside High School, and 8th graders at Apollo Middle School.

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 together, we can make a BIG difference.

Mentor2.0 is made possible by:

Bank of America | Rotary Club of Tucson 

Verizon Wireless | Phil and Carol Lyons Family Fund

Pacific Premier Bank | RBC Wealth Management | Panera Bread

Generous individual donors like you!


Other Ways to Get Involved

Whether you get involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters as a donor, potential Big Brother or Big Sister, partner, advocate, or family member, you have the power to change a child's future for the better.