Mentoring with Big Brothers Big Sisters

In this service-learning course, SRVCLRNG 292M, students mentor a child with Big Brothers Big Sisters, while also studying the history of mentoring and considering theories of youth development and best practices in mentoring. Students also critically examine their own assumptions and beliefs in order to better understand their interactions with your Little Brother or Sister and their family. Through this course, students develop skills as mentors and for working in a variety of social service settings.

Program Type: 

Course Name and Number: 

SRVCLRNG 292M: Mentoring with Big Brothers Big Sisters

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Program Participation: 

Program identifies community participants.

Program Start (and End Dates): 

November 30, 2012

Partner(s): 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County
70 Boltwood Walk
Amherst, MA 01002
United States
United States

Program Director: 

Tom McGuire

Program Director's Email Address: 

Program Contact: 

Tom McGuire

Contact Email: 

UNIT: Colleges, Schools, Departments, Centers, and Institutes: 

Provost's Office/Civic Engagement and Service-Learning

Assessment Mechanism: 

No