Our newest program through Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS), called Bigs in Business, is a workplace mentoring program, providing 1:1 mentoring between high school students and a corporation’s employees in a group setting.Read the story
The goal of the DABSJ Mentoring Program is to engage, empower and equip youth with knowledge and skills to realize their unique potential and place in the world.
The Mentoring Services Program provides trained adults to support identified youth and young adults through individual, group and community-based mentoring, focused on developing the assets they will need to be healthy, competent, confident and successful.
Referrals of children and young adults, ages 10-25, who are considered at-risk; this includes those in residential treatment and foster care, as well as those who have experienced other adverse childhood events (ACEs) known to disrupt healthy development, are accepted.
All they need is someone like you!
What Does It Take to Be a Mentor?
- need to be at least 18 years old
- need to spend 6-8 hours a month with a child/young adult (biweekly visits are strongly encouraged)
- are supported by the social worker and parent
- might be single, married, a parent, employed or retired
- get to have a positive impact on a child
- get a fun break from a busy schedule
Kids in School
Mentoring for kids in school is so important. Sometimes kids have difficult things going on at home which affect their academic performance, social interactions, and self-esteem. Mentoring in the school setting improves grades, builds confidence, and encourages kids in other areas of their lives.
Mentor a Foster Child
Foster children have unique needs and can benefit from a caring a mentor.
Youth in Business
Youth in Business is a 1:1 workplace mentoring program through DABSJ where youth are matched with employees within your company to learn job skills, relationship building and education.
Samrick Scholarship Fund
Current or former Little Brother or Little Sister in the D.A. Blodgett – St. John’s (DABSJ) Big Brother Big Sister Program who provides evidence of their commitment and ability to satisfactorily complete at least 2 consecutive semesters of 12 college credits each may qualify for this scholarship.
My Child Needs a Mentor
If you, or someone you know, is looking for a positive role model for your/their child, DABSJ Mentoring Services can help.
Who is Eligible:
- Children/young adults ages 10-25
- Live in Kent County
- This program is 100% voluntary.
Kids Waiting For A Mentor
Emma - 11 year old female
Emma is very close to her older sister who has had some behavioral problems and went to jail recently.Read More
JaVaugh - 15 year old male
JaVaughn will be going to high school this year and said that he was nervous but also excited about it. He is looking forward to meeting some new friends.Read More
Riley - 16 Year Old Male
Riley hopes to join the military as he has a passion for serving his country.Read More