Site-Based Mentoring

It may sound obvious, but sometimes the best place to help a child realize their potential is at school. Kids enjoy having their Bigs meet with them there, whether it’s in the classroom or on the playground. And parents know what a positive impact it makes.

It’s teacher-approved.

Some of the biggest supporters of our School-Based Mentoring program are actually teachers. They see students come back from their time with their Big filled with confidence, smiling big, ready to learn and eager to succeed.

Learning about life.

Although it takes place at schools, our School-Based Mentoring program isn’t limited to the classroom. Of course, some Littles do talk with their Bigs about class, or do homework, or read together, but it’s perfectly fine to shoot hoops in the gym or play on the playground. At the end of the day, it’s really all about starting a friendship, providing guidance and inspiring them to reach their potential.


According to our Youth Outcomes Survey for 2016, last year the Littles in our Site-based program saw a _% improvement in the following areas:

Social Acceptance 75%
Scholastic Competency 33%
Educational Expectations (constant) 100%
Grades 40%
Expect to Graduate High School (Constant) 100%
Expect to Attend College (Constant) 100%
School Attendence 33%
Risk-prone Attitudes 50%

At Big Brothers Big Sisters, we have tremendous confidence in our ability to impact children and put them on the right path. But it means even more when an outside study comes to the same conclusion.  Click to learn more about our Nationwide School-Based Mentoring Study.

Our sites include:

Durham County

  • EK Powe Elementary

Orange County

  • Estes Hill Elementary School
  • Mary Scroggs Elementary School
  • Philips Middle School
  • Smith Middle School
    • Each Site is affiliated with our UNC Partnership

Wake County

  • Washington Elementary – Raleigh (Driving Site for NCSU)
  • Green Elementary

If you feel your school would be interested in becoming a site for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle, please contact Diesha Banner at or 919-850-9772 x107.

Interested in becoming a volunteer in our School-Based program? Click here to download the application.
Want to make a donation to support our programs? Click here.