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Temporary Volunteer Opportunity - Lunch Buddies/School Based Mentors Education UWECI

at Big Brothers Big Sisters Of Cedar Rapids And East Central Iowa in Cedar Rapids, IA

School-based mentors meet once a week or every other week at school. For one-to-one mentoring at the child's school for at least one year. Bigs and Littles typically meet once a week to read together, play sports or computer games, or simply talk about life and personal issues – just as friends do.

School-based mentoring is not a tutoring program. However, research has shown that of all children matched with a Big in school:

58% improved their school performance
65% showed higher levels of self-confidence
55% had a better attitude toward school

Volunteers 16+ are matched for a school year with one elementary student grades Kindergarten through 5th Grade. Students at Johnson, Kenwood,Taylor, Van Buren, Hiawatha, Garfield, Arthur, Roosevelt, McKinley and Franklin schools in Cedar Rapids & Strawberry Hill in Anamosa are currently being matched with Lunch Buddies.

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Published at 03-20-2014
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