A.I.M. / HIGH FIVE

 

Adults as well as High School students mentor Elementary school students

Meet one day a week, at school only, during the lunch hour.

Spend time helping with homework, playing games, listening, encouraging good study skills, and positive education.

 

School-Based Mentoring: A Lesson in Friendship!

Kids enjoy School-Based Mentoring. And parents know what a difference it makes. But some of the biggest supporters of School-Based Mentoring are actually teachers. They see students come back from their one hour a week mentoring sessions with confident smiles, ready to learn and ready to succeed.

Kids Who Feel Better About Themselves Do Better in School.

School-Based Mentoring is not a classroom program, and it's not tutoring. School-Based Mentoring is one-to-one mentoring that takes place in the schools. Of course, some students do talk with their mentors about class, or do homework, or read together, but it's really all about friendship and guidance. You can play or jump rope or shoot hoops — whatever you and the student enjoy. You don't need any special training or certification. If you can spend a few hours a month, arranged around your needs and the school's schedule, you may be able to start participating in a School-Based Mentoring program this fall!

Programs To Get Things Started

 

Before we make a match, we do our homework. After someone expresses an interest in becoming a Big, they go through a background check and careful interview process. Then we match Bigs and Littles based on location, personalities and preferences. And we provide full support from the start, so matches can grow into lasting, impactful friendships. The entire matching process is made possible through donations—we can’t do what we do best without them!

 

Downloadable Forms

MENTOR:

Click here to download the AIM/High Five (School Lunch Program)

Click here to download an application (Community Based)

YOUTH:

Click here to download an application for the AIM (Lunch Program)

Click here to download an application (Youth Community)

 

What are a Big and Little to do?

Each match is unique. Getting together doesn’t require a special occasion or expensive activity—just a few hours every month doing things the Little and Big already enjoy. For example:

  • * Lunchtime Friendships - Individual Attention, academic encouragement and positive re-inforcement.

  • * Youth Participation - Become a special lunchtime friend and eat with an AIM/High Five student.

  • * Adult Participation - Wearing a smile, encouraging the positive and talking about the school day.

  • * Program Commitment - Once a week for 30 minutes in late September and continue throough April. We ask that you strive for at least 90% attendance.