How can I get involved?
Be a Community-Based Mentor
You can be matched with a kid (aged 6-13) based on location, personality, interest, and the needs of the kid and their family.
By meeting with your new Little for a few hours each week, you can make a life-changing impact!
Throw around a football or go to the library - whatever it is that you like to do, there's a kid out there who likes it too and need a caring, compassionate adult, like you in their life!
Be a Site-Based Mentor
You can make a life-changing impact during the work day!
Commit to a "power lunch" once a week by meeting a kid at their school to shoot hoops in the gym, read a book, or just talk.
It's teacher-approved - kids return to class with confidence and a big smile. We're sure it will be "boss-approved" for the same reasons!
Our sites include:
Henrico County – Dumbarton Elementary, Charles M. Johnson Elementary, Ridge Elementary
Richmond City – George Mason Park Elementary, Blackwell Elementary, Martin Luther King Jr. Middle, and Chimborazo Elementary
Tri-Cities - Harry E. James Elementary, Dupont Elementary School, Walnut Hill Elementary School
Norfolk – Blair Middle School
Virginia Beach – Bayside Sixth Grad Campus, Larkspur Middle School, Corporate Landing Middle School
Join Operation Bigs
If you live or work in South Hampton Roads, you can be a community or site-based mentor with a twist - all of the kids enrolled have a parent/guardian in the military.
Military kids and their families face unique challenges that may include separation and loss in addition to the stresses of military life such as frequent relocation, school transitions, and increased responsibility.
Join "Operation Bigs" by being a community or site-based mentor.