Club Buddies:

Goals: The goal is to match youth with positive role models in a site based mentoring program.

Program Description:

Children who attend the Boys and Girls Club are matched with a mentor who meets with them once a week at the club. They meet for one hour and play pool, foosball, do homework, work on computers, and etc.

Critical Factors:

  • Screening of volunteers
    • Recruitment of volunteers

    Effects of the Program:

  • Improved self confidence and self esteem of the youth
    • Improved attitude toward school, peers, and adults- Make healthy choices (reduce use of alcohol, other drugs, and teen pregnancy)

    Contact Information:

    Lari Heineman, Project Director
    Big Brothers and Big Sisters - Club Buddies
    219 N. St. Francis
    Wichita, KS 67202
    Phone: (316) 290-8873