School Friends is a site-based mentoring program that takes place at the Little's school once per week usually during lunch or after school. Although it takes place at schools, our School Friends 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.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County has School Friends at the following area schools:

Emerson Elementary

Lake View Elementary

Lincoln Elementary

Lowell Elementary

Randall Elementary

Westside Elementary

Cherokee Middle

Wright Middle

Leopold Elementary (NEW)

Mendota Elementary (NEW)

Basic Requirements

 At least 18 years old

Able to make a 2 year (4 semester) commitment to mentoring

Have transportation to mentoring site

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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.