Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mercer County partners with local corporations to mount twice-monthly, one-to-one workplace mentoring programs. These programs typically run between October and June. It is an opportunity for corporations and their employees to provide direct service to local high school children in need and enhance the work experience for its employees as well.
The children served by Big Brothers Big Sisters come from low-income homes; some of those homes are abusive or neglectful variables that put youth at greater risk for academic failure, social/emotional developmental delays, abuse, loneliness, abandonment and an overall lack of positive role modeling. A nurturing, one-to-one relationship with someone who works at a corporation that stands for quality and innovation has a tremendous and lasting impact on the future of the children in the program, giving them insight into how to present themselves, career possibilities, educational paths and how corporations work.