High school students at Olympia High School communicate with their mentors through online portals for about 30 minutes a week. Then, Bigs and Littles meet up once a month at their high school during the school year and follow activities led by professional staff. The mission of MentorU is to help high school students develop personal, academic and career skills.
Being a Big is all about sharing enjoyable experiences with a child in need. It doesn’t take a lot of time or money or any special skills. All you need is a willingness to be a friend to a child who needs a positive role model. Bigs consistently tell us that they “get back more than they give,” and having a Big changes a child’s life for the better, forever!
- Be at least 18 years old and out of high school.
- Commit to message Little via online portal once a week and meet in person once a month.
- Be able to pass criminal background check. No felonies.
- Have a valid picture ID.
- Have a reliable mode of transportation.
- Be able to participate in regular phone contact with a BBBS staff person.
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.