Ignite Potential Through Mentor2.0

Big Brothers Big Sisters’ technology-enriched, one-to-one mentoring program, mentor2.0, builds upon our proven mentoring model to empower students to graduate high school and succeed in college and the workforce. We partner with schools in both the Denver metropolitan area and in Colorado Springs.

Are your ready to begin your mentoring journey? Complete our inquiry form to start your adventure or browse below to learn more.

Get Involved, Become A Mentor

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Who Are The Students?
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We support students at Englewood High School, Girls Athletic Leadership School, Sheridan High School and Atlas Preparatory School. New mentors will be matched with a student at the start of the 2019-2020 school year. A high percentage of students qualify for free or reduced lunch. Many will be the first in their families to graduate high school.

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What Difference Can I Make?
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Our goal is to guide and support students as they work toward graduation and developing a post-secondary plan. Students with a mentor are more likely to graduate high school, enroll in college, and persist in college to a second year. In the US, there are an average of 471 students for every one school counselor. Using college-educated mentors, we bring the ratio of advice and support to 1:1.

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What Are The Volunteer Requirements?
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Communicate once-per-week through a secure online platform. Meet with mentee at a monthly event we host at the school on a weeknight. Commit to 3-4 years of mentoring (depending on the mentee's post-secondary direction) and to celebrating high school completion with your mentee. You must be at least 21 years old, hold a post-secondary degree, and be willing to help students by working with our curriculum around problem-solving, motivation, time management, career exploration, and the college admissions process.

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How Do I Get Started?
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Complete an online inquiry. Once we receive your inquiry, next steps include a group orientation, an individual interview, and required background checks.

Have a specific question you’d like help with? Contact Lance in Denver or Nick in Colorado Springs. Or click here to complete your inquiry.

For press or sponsorship opportunities, contact Ashly.

 

 

 

Sponsor A Big Future

We will work with you to create a turn-key, strategic partnership that meets your community and business objectives. We will be your best-in-class partner, ensuring that you accomplish your goals, engage your employees in a high-impact volunteer program and make a lasting impact on youth in Colorado. Corporate partners support the cost of the new innovative program, support employees’ participation and assist with mentor recruitment. We have a dedicated team of employees who support companies interested in recruiting employees as mentors and tailor our recruitment approach to the interest and culture of each company. Our team also provides all employee mentor enrollment, training, programming and activities within the mentor2.0 curricula.

Corporate Value

Customized partnership supporting the goals of community, employee and marketing benefits return on investment.

Research has shown corporate volunteer mentors report increased satisfaction with work, have greater pride in their company, increase morale and are more loyal to the company.

Alignment for businesses and professionals to participate in mentoring through reduced in-person time commitment leveraging technology (1 online communication/week, and 1 in-person/month group activity). Even the busiest executive can volunteer.

Recognition of corporate partnership through targeted marketing and engagement that reflect your level of investment.

Community Impact

Students work with their mentors (in-person and online) to develop strong personal relationshipsnurture college and career aspirations, navigate the college application process, and build critical skills that lead to college and career success.

Adult volunteers provide wisdomlife experience, and support to help youth navigate high school.

83% of mentees graduated from high school, compared to 69% of their peers.

75% of mentees who graduated from high school enrolled in college, compared to 55% of their peers.

Our Founding Sponsors