Our Programs

Mentoring Programs

Site-Based Program

Sometimes the best place for enjoying activities together is at the child’s school. And, the best part is, it can be a great learning experience, in or out of the classroom. 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.

Community-Based Program

Spending time together out in the local community is primarily how Bigs and Littles develop their relationship. After all, to change a child’s perspective of the world, it helps to spend some time out in it. Many relationships between Bigs and Littles fall under our Community-Based programs. These are one-to-one outings and activities, doing things they enjoy together.

After-School Programs

BBBS is a recipient of Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community
Learning Centers (21 CCLC) funds and supports five 21 CCLC programs: 
 Linford SOAR, Slade SOAR, Spring Creek SOAR, Innovation Academy, and the
Mentoring Center.  Any interested family, including homeschooled students,
may contact BBBS for enrollment opportunities.      Click HERE for our latest summary of outcomes.

Elementary After School PRogram, SOAR

SOAR (Skills, Opportunities, Academics, and, Relationships) is an afterschool program designed to have fun and engaging activities for youth that provide support, connections, learning opportunities, enrichment, and helps youth achieve success. The program blends learning with mentorship in order to help youth stay engaged with school while strengthening friendships with peers and mentors.

Innovation Academy

IA is an afterschool program for adolescent youth designed to provide a safe, healthy, and enjoyable place to spend time with peers and mentors. Youth enhance social, develop self-confidence, and enhance communication skills while developing healthy, trusting relationships with peers as well as volunteers and staff mentors. Additionally, IA activities and relationships promote college and career readiness in adolescent youth.  

Juvenile Justice Programs


Diversion is a restorative justice program for first time offenders. We believe that system-involved youth can benefit from positive youth development and community support while being held accountable for their behaviors and guided to success.

Progressive Youth

PY is structured to expose adjudicated youth to positive and supportive adults in mentoring relationships. Participants are surrounded by adults who consistently reinforce the message that they are valued members of the community with amazing growth potential and opportunities for the future.