School Friends Program
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County coordinates the School Friends Program in three Sun Prairie schools. The School Friends program pairs volunteer mentors from the community (Bigs) with students in grades 6-9 in need of a mentor from Patrick Marsh Middle School, Prairie View Middle School, and Cardinal Heights Upper Middle School.
About The School Friends Program
Bigs and the student will meet at the school at the same time each week for an hour. The pair may choose to work on homework, shoot hoops, or just talk about the day. The positive impact this relationship has on the life of a student is tremendous and well-documented, resulting in better grades, attendance, behaviors and self-confidence for the student. As positive the experience is for students, the program volunteers agree that being a Big is an incredibly rewarding experience, as well.
To become a Big or to learn more about the impact you could have on students, please contact Brad Parker, School Friends Coordinator, at (608) 661-4387 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.