Learning about life.

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

Although it takes place at schools, our Lunchtime 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.

It’s teacher-approved.

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.

Schools participating in the Lunchtime Program in 2017-2018:

  • Briargate Elementary School
  • Cary Grove Junior High
  • Chauncey Duker Elementary
  • Coventry Elementary School
  • Deerpath Elementary School
  • Eastview Elementary School
  • Edgebrook Elementary
  • Fox River Grove Elementary
  • Glacier Ridge Elementary
  • Hilltop Elementary
  • Husmann Elementary School
  • Indian Prairie Elementary School
  • Marengo Community Middle School
  • North Elementary School
  • South Elementary School
  • Three Oaks Elementary School

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