Big Brothers Big Sisters

Mission Statement

Provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

School-Based Mentoring Programs

Planned, supervised activities included homework help, board games, crafts, sports, snack

Matched with a child in grades 2-6

Schools-choose just one day to mentor

    • School District of Lancaster - Mondays at Carter & MacRea Elementary - 3:15 - 4:45pm
    • School District of Lancaster - Tuesdays at Carter & MacRea Elementary - 3:15 - 4:45pm
    • Elizabethtown School District - Thursdays at Bear Creek School - 3:30 - 5:00pm

 Must commit to one academic year (mid-October to May)

School-Based "Plus" Mentoring Program

Matched with a child in grades 7-8 from the Elizabethtown Area Middle School

Matches meet at the middle school then go to either Elizabethtown College campus or out into the Elizabethtown Community

Activities may include-art projects, sporting events, going to library, having dinner together, taking a walk (some activities provided by agency and some planned by mentor)

Program help on selected Thursdays, 2:45-5:15pm

Must commit to one academic year (mid-October to May) with phone or mail contact over winter and summer breaks

Mentors must have own vehicle, pass a driving history screening check and provide proof of automobile insurance

School-Based "Lunch Buddy" Mentoring Program

Activities include having lunch together and playing outdoor games

Matched with a child in 1st-3rd grade at Mill Road Elementary School in Elizabethtown

Choose just one time frame to mentor

    • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:50am-12:10pm
    • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:00-12:40pm
    • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:10-12:50pm

 Must commit to one academic year (mid-October to May) with phone or mail contact over winter and summer breaks

For more information about how to get involved, contact the Center for Community and Civic Engagement