What We Do

School Based Mentoring

School Based Mentoring

What We Do

School Based Mentoring also known as "School Buddies"  utilizes high school mentors  "Big Buddies" that meet weekly with their elementary and middle school mentees "Little Buddies."  The program curriculum centers around the Search Institute's 40 Developmental Assets that help create healthy, caring, productive adults. 

Who We Serve

School Based Mentoring currently serves all eight school districts in Erie County – 10 school buildings

We also serve select Seneca and Sandusky County Schools

Our Results

At the end of each school year, we have our teachers and mentors complete surveys regarding the mentees progress during that current year.  In the 2017-2018 School Year, our teachers and mentors reported:

  • 88% of mentees showed an increase in trust
  • 83% of mentees showed an increase in self esteem
  • 79% of mentees showed an increase in ability to express feelings
  • 78% of mentees showed an increase in relationships with their peers
  • 73% of mentees showed an increase in class participation

School Buddies 2017-2018 Photos

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    United Way of Erie County
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    North Coast Container

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