Beyond School Walls

"Growing up, work was a place which gave me a lot of confidence, understanding and support. I was a troubled youth and so I really embrace Youth Services’ mentoring program and try to impart the work ethic I learned."

—Mentor, Chroma Technology

Beyond School Walls is a unique opportunity for high school students to learn from working professionals in a real working environment.  Big Brothers Big Sisters pairs students with mentors from local businesses, spending 2-4 hours a month learning about professions and trades that they may be interested in pursuing as a career once they have graduated high school.

Key advantages of this mentoring option are:

  • One-to-one mentoring
  • Sharing your knowledge and expertise
  • Flexibility of scheduling
  • No need to travel
  • Ability to mentor during the workday
  • Future intern or employee may result