Big Brothers Big Sisters of Yellowstone County works in collaboration with high schools in the area to run our School-Based Program, which matches high school juniors and seniors (Bigs) with elementary and middle school students (Littles). The high school students receive a general elective credit and letter grade for participation in the program and are matched with two Littles. Bigs visit each Little once or twice per week and attend class once per week for training. It is important that we gather the necessary information in our volunteer selection process to ensure that Bigs will be reliable, positive role models and students. We want to do everything we can to create mutually beneficial, healthy relationships that set matches up for success. We need your assistance in assessing the character of the student applying.
(Professional/academic reference only) Attendance is one of the most important aspects of our program, as the Littles benefit significantly from having consistent and present mentors. How was this applicant’s attendance in the course/sport/activity that you worked with them? What were their absences due to?
What extracurricular activities is this applicant involved with? Sports? Clubs? A church group? Job? To the best of your knowledge, would any of these activities impact the applicant’s ability to visit their Littles during school hours Monday-Friday?