Be a BIG...
Make a Difference

School-Based Youth Mentoring

Be a positive role model...

Bigs & Littles promotes the healthy development of youth ages 9-12 by matching them 1:1 with positive adult role models who guide them in developing social-emotional skills necessary to succeed in school and life.

You have what it takes to be a Big...

if you would enjoy: 

  • Serving as a positive role model
  • Supporting and encouraging a child in need
  • Helping a child develop new skills
  • Having Fun!

if you are:

  • Responsible, reliable and committed
  • Open-minded and caring
  • A good listener
  • At least 18 years of age

90 minutes a week makes a Big difference...

  • As a Big, you will meet 1:1 with the same child once a week in a group setting
  • We provide a variety of games and activities to build healthy communication and leadership skills

We do the planning so you and your Little can enjoy your time spent together

When you help a Little, you help a lot...


Research confirms that formal youth mentoring programs can promote:

  • Better attendance and academic performance
  • Improved attitude toward school
  • Reduced likelihood to use drugs or alcohol
  • Improved social skills and interactions with peers
  • More trusting relationships and better communication with parents
  • Increased chance of continuing on to higher education

For more information contact

Linda Kean at 513-766-3318 / 


Tutors also needed Wednesdays 3-4 pm

Erin McNew at 766-3328 /

Requirements to be a Big:

  • At least 18 years old
  • Application, interview, references and background check
  • Commitment to participate 5-6:30 pm Wednesdays September 2018 to May 2019 at Pleasant Ridge Montessori  (Cincinnati Public School)
  • Desire to make a positive difference in the life of a child

Thanks to the donors who help make our Bigs & Littles Youth Mentoring program possible! 


Foundation Donors:

Marge and Charles Schott Foundation        Daniel and Susan Pfau Foundation        Philip Smith Foundation        Chemed Foundation        Marshall Mathers Foundation        United Way        Verizon



Food Donors:

Subway        Marco’s Pizza        Vonderhaars Catering        LaRosas Pleasant Ridge        Dewey’s Pizza           LaSoupe        Piada Italian Street Food        Art of Entertaining        Pizza Hut Norwood