Could your child benefit from a caring, compassionate adult mentor? We would love to ‘match’ your child with a special friend that will provide professionally guided and monitored friendship. For over 100 years, due in large part to private donations, we’ve been able to recruit, screen, match and support mentoring relationships that have changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of young people across the country — one Little at a time.
Here is the basic criteria to enroll your child in our program, more specific criteria is listed below for each program:
1. Youth should understand what a mentoring relationship is and wants to have one.
2. Youth’s parent/guardian will support involvement in the program.
3. Youth are not a danger to themselves or others
4. Reside in Palm Beach or Martin Counties
Commit to a full school year, meeting one hour once a week at participating schools and sites. Adult or high school student mentors volunteer their time to play games, help with homework, and engage in character building activities Mentored students in this program maintain or improve their behavior (85%), academics (95%), attendance (86%), are promoted (95%), and complete case plan goals (93%).
Youth must be between the ages of 6-14 years old to enroll Your family must live in northern Palm Beach or Martin counties. Southern Palm Beach families- we apologize for the inconvenience however, due to funding restrictions we only have openings in our School Based program which is at select aftercare centers.
Be available for a 1 year commitment with an adult mentor meeting 2 times per month Parent/guardian will be a partner to develop the mentor relationship and keep communication open with BBBS and mentor
Looking for a summer internship?
Are you a currently a Junior (Class of 2018) from Palm Beach Lakes and Lake Worth High School?
Will you be available Tuesdays and Thursdays during the summer?
If so, then APPLY to the School to Work Summer Internship Program!
June 6, 2017 – August 3, 2017 10:00AM-2:00PM
Gain paid work experience with local businesses, explore careers, goal setting, and introduction to college/post-secondary schools
- GPA minimum of 2.0
- Youth must qualify for free/reduced lunch o Have 3 current recommendations (2 professional and 1 personal)
- Submit a one page (150 word minimum), single spaced essay answering the following questions:
§ What do you plan on doing after you graduate from high school?
§ Presuming there was only one open position remaining, what sets you apart from other students? § Why are you interested in becoming an intern for the School to Work Program?
§ If you become an intern, the agency does not provide transportation. How do you plan to get to your internship on time every workday?