School-To-Work (Employer-Based)

The School-to-Work program is our workplace-based 1:1 mentoring program. Through a partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami, Magic City-based organizations give back to our community by hosting youth from a nearby high school at their office or workplace. Just 4 hours per month of local employees' time (during the school year) means that more kids are inspired to know who they want to become, more kids will find a purpose to motivate their academic performance (and graduation), and more kids will be empowered and qualified to ultimately meet the needs of Miami's employers.

What Does It Take?

Screen Shot 2015-05-19 at 11.53.30 AMYour Company: In addition to a minimum of 10 mentors ("Bigs"), your company is asked to provide recruitment opportunities, meeting space for the matches, lunch, and a mentoring program liaison, as well as sponsoring the cost of student transportation. Screen Shot 2015-05-19 at 12.04.47 PM A Local High School: We work with Miami-Dade County Public High Schools' guidance counselors, teachers, principals and parents, focusing on the kids who can most benefit from a mentor. We serve students  challenged by social and economic circumstances beyond their control. Screen Shot 2015-05-19 at 11.53.23 AM Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami: We collaborate to customize the program to fit your company's needs. We apply our proven system to recruit, screen, match and coach mentoring relationships through graduation day. Current School To Work Partners include about 50 major companies including:
  • Carnival
  • The Miami Heat
  • Ryder
  • Baptist Health (7 sites)
  • FedEx Latin America
  • Miami Children's Hospital
  • Fountainebleau Hotel
  • Hilton Bentley
  • DoubleTree Grand
Do you want more information? Feel free to email us with your questions at volunteer@www.bbbsmiami.org. Also, don't just take it from us. See this video from our partner, Ryder, about the impact of the program at their organization.