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Big Brothers Big Sisters Programs
Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC (BBBS of NYC) is best known for its core service - the mentoring program for underserved youth. However, BBBS of NYC also offers a variety of training services for organizations that are interested in developing their own formalized mentoring program.
- The Mentoring Supervisor Certificate Program (MSCP): a joint initiative between BBBS of NYC and Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service. It's best for youth practitioners and social service professionals.
- Customized Training For Corporate & Community-Based Organizations: offered onsite at the company's office or via phone. This option is best for companies looking to fine-tune their mentoring program and receive feedback tailored specifically to their organization.
- The Professional Development Workshop Series: ideal if you're looking to learn about specific topics related to developing a mentoring program without committing to a lengthy training series. Previous workshops include "Diversity 360: Laying a Firm Foundation", Know Her Worth: Teaching Girls Empowerment" and "Grant Writing Made Easy".
Making a Difference
BBBS of NYC is always looking for dedicated “bigs” to join their program, but did you know you can also take part in one of their Affinity groups? Whether you’re a mentor or not, you can help spread the BBBS of NYC mission as a member of groups like the Young Professionals Committee, Bigs United, Latino Bigs, Asian Mentoring Committee and the Bigs Education Council. Each group meets once and month and members contribute to a variety of projects including volunteer recruitment, fundraising, event planning and more. In addition to supporting a worthwhile cause, being a member of an Affinity group provides networking opportunities, a chance to learn new skills and develop as a professional.
Workplace Mentoring Program
Passionate about shaping the next generation of professionals? In addition to their traditional mentoring program, BBBS of NYC also offers the Workplace Mentoring Program, which provides on career counseling for caters to middle and high school students in the five boroughs. Big/little pairs meet twice a month at the big’s place of work to discuss topics such as goal setting, career exploration, business etiquette and more. See how the Workplace Mentoring Program is making a difference in the lives of hardworking students and professionals alike.