Site-Based Mentoring


It’s teacher-approved.

It may sound obvious, but sometimes the best place to help a child realize their potential is at school. Kids enjoy having their Bigs meet with them there, whether it’s in the classroom or on the playground. And parents know what a positive impact it makes.

Some of the biggest supporters of our School-Based Mentoring program are actually teachers. They see students come back from their time with their Big filled with confidence, smiling big, ready to learn and eager to succeed.

"It's not just the child who benefits." - Emily Barrow



Learning about life.

Although it takes place at schools, our School-Based 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.

At Big Brothers Big Sisters, we have tremendous confidence in our ability to impact children and put them on the right path. But it means even more when an outside study comes to the same conclusion.  Click to learn more about our Nationwide School-Based Mentoring Study.

Our Site-Based Partners:


Beyond School Walls

Orchard Knob Middle
East Lake Academy
Dalewood Middle

Bradley County

Cleveland Middle
Mayfield Elementary
E.L. Ross Elementary
Bythe Bower Elementary

Hamilton County

East Lake Elementary
Brown Academy
Bess T. Shepherd Elementary
Tyner Middle School
Calvin Donaldson Elementary
Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy
Clifton Hills Elementary
Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences/Lower School
A.W. Spalding Elementary
Collegedale Adventist Middle School
Inner City Ministry
Northside Neighborhood House

Walker County

Fairyland Elementary
Stone Creek Elementary
Cherokee Ridge Elementary
Rossville Elementary
Rossville Middle

Catoosa County

Battlefield Primary School

Get Involved

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.