Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters, through a grant from the Massachusetts Mentoring Partnership and contributions from a private donor, are launching a new mentoring program geared toward Brookline teens. JBBBS has partnered with the Brookline Teen Center (BTC) to bring “Bigs to Brookline,” matching Big Brothers and Sisters to teens connected to the Center.
Says Children’s Program Social Worker, Anne Grossman, “I have had the incredible opportunity of working with matches of all ages during my time at JBBBS. The Brookline Teen Center will now provide me with the opportunity to work with teen mentees and their mentors in a specific setting. Being a teen is tough at times and having another person in your life to trust and rely on is always a bonus.”
Grossman adds that the Brookline Teen Center program provides mentors and mentees easy access to the center itself as well Coolidge Corner. “The Brookline Teen Center provides teens with a space that is strictly for them. They are able to go bowling, attend an event or shoot hoops.”
To learn more about enrolling a teen in the BTC mentoring program, contact Anne directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about volunteering with JBBBS at the Teen Center (volunteers ages 21+ only, please!), contact Lily Siegel at email@example.com.