Join the Big Brothers Big Sisters School-to-Work Mentoring Program
PCPS employees whose worksite location is at the main district office in Bartow or the Jim Miles Professional Development Center have the unique opportunity to mentor a high school student at their own workplace. You can help a student gain valuable skills and exposure to career opportunities. The School-to-Work Program is a 2-year program for high school students that exposes them to workplace environments like ours. Each student is matched with a mentor who can encourage them to excel in school and make an empowered transition to the working world. The School-to-Work Program prepares students for life and turns “another day in the office” into an amazing way to make a difference in a student’s future!
If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please sign up for a virtual session. You will receive an immediate confirmation email with instructions on how to access the orientation via Zoom.
After completing the one-hour information session, those who want to move forward in the process must complete an interview with BBBS.
Here's How It Works
- Students and volunteer mentors make a commitment to stay with the program for two school years
- During the first year, high school students are paired with a volunteer mentor employee
- Students go to the workplace once a month for three hours during the school year; mentors commit to two hours of mentoring
- Lunch will be provided for students and mentors
- BBBS staff provides support and guidance to mentors and students
- BBBS staff work alongside staff to ensure the program is successful