Mentoring Organizations

Mentoring Organizations Along The Route

Contacts and Donation Pages

California

Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County

4305 University Ave., Suite 300

San Diego, CA 92105

Phone: (858) 536-4900 Fax: (858) 536-8255

http://sdbigs.org/ Donate link also off this site.

Donate: https://www.kintera.org/site/apps/ka/sd/donor.asp?c=8hKPI5MGIhI0E&b=6466615

Arizona

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona

4745 N. 7th Street Suite 210

Phoenix, AZ 85014

Phone: 602-264-9254

http://www.bbbsaz.org Donate link also off this site.

Donate: http://www.bbbsaz.org/site/c.bkLWKhOTLfK2E/b.6561909/k.7ADF/Start_something_online.htm

Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters (YBBBS)

Quad Cities: 3208 Lakeside Village

Prescott, AZ 86301

Phone:  928.778.5135

http://azbigs.org/ Donate link also off this site.

Donate: http://azbigs.org/donate

 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flagstaff

102 W. Hunt Avenue

Flagstaff, Arizona 86001

Phone: 928.774.0649

http://flagstaffbigs.org/ Donate link also off this site.

Donate: http://flagstaffbigs.org/donate.htm

Colorado

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Colorado

72 Suttle Street, Suite I

Durango, CO 81303

Phone: 970-247-3720

http://bbig.org/ Donate link also off this site.

Donate: http://www.bbig.org/site/lookup.asp?c=buIVJeNTKlL6G&b=6467117

 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado

1391 N Speer Blvd, Ste 450

Denver, CO 80204

Phone: 303-433-6002

http://biglittlecolorado.org/ Donate link also off this site.

Donate: http://www.biglittlecolorado.org/#/my/donate

Kansas

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Finney & Kearny Counties

1312 N 7th St.

Garden City, KS 67846

Phone: 620-275-2424

http://www.gardencity.net/bbbs/ Link for volunteers

 

Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters  (Pratt, Butler)

619 N. Main

PO Box 416

Pratt, Kansas 67124

Phone: (620) 933-2265

http://kansasbigs.org Donate link off this site.

Donate: http://www.kansasbigs.org/site/lookup.asp?c=9sKRJ8NNIpI6F&b=6468921

 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kansas, Sedgwick County

310 E 2nd Street

Wichita, Kansas 67202

Phone: 888-574-2447

http://kansasbigs.org Donate link off this site.

Donate: http://www.kansasbigs.org/site/lookup.asp?c=9sKRJ8NNIpI6F&b=6468921

 

Missouri

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri

28 Portwest Court

St. Charles, MO 63303

Phone: 636.939.2227

http://bbbsemo.org   Donate link off this site.

Donate: http://www.bbbsemo.org/support-us

Illinois

The George M. Pullman Educational Foundation supports the dreams and aspirations of outstanding graduating high school students with merit-based, need-based scholarships and continuing educational support as they pursue their bachelor’s degree at the college or university of their choice.

I am not going through Chicago, but I was a Pullman scholar from 1974-1978 while at the University of Illinois. I was grateful to have been given some financial assistance from the foundation. I have donated nearly every year since graduation to the foundation’s scholarship fund. The last two years, it has been my privilege to interview some of the candidates for the scholarship award. After speaking with them, I am humbled to think that I was a Pullman scholar. Today’s candidates strike me as holding much more maturity, academic credentials, engagement in their community, and drive than I can remember ever possessing. After speaking with them, I walk away with new hope for the future of our nation and humanity.

The George M. Pullman Foundation

55 W Monroe St.

Ste. 3460

Chicago, IL 60603 Phone: (312) 422-0444

http://www.pullmanfoundation.org/  Donate link off this site. 

Donate: http://www.pullmanfoundation.org/giving/make-an-impact/

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Illinois Capital Region

928 S Spring St.

Springfield, IL 62704

Phone:(217) 753-1216

http://www.bbbscapitalregion.org Donate link off this site.

Donate: http://www.bbbscapitalregion.org/site/lookup.asp?c=evKTI6OVIpJ8H&b=8100507

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Illinois

310 W William St # A

Decatur, IL 62522

Phone:(217) 428-4240

http://bbbscil.org/ Donate link off this site.

Donate: http://bbbscil.org/donate.htm

Indiana

Since I currently live in Indianapolis, I am most familiar with the organizations in Central Indiana. As in other states, you can find an umbrella organization like the Indiana Mentoring Partnership [www.abetterhour.org] that can help find or start a mentoring organization in your community. Here are few others that deserve your support. I did a blog about what makes great teachers [http://thelonerider.bike/tips-from-great-teachers-and-mentors-3/]   and also included The Starfish Story ( or Star Thrower). The point of the story is you might not be able to change the world, but you can still make a big impact in one life.  That’s the theme behind the Starfish Initiative. They pair mentors with students as they start high school and stay with them until they graduate. All the Starfish scholars are students with academic potential , but not economic means. The mentoring program has dramatically improved the rates at which students finish high school, and also their success in completing college. I was a Starfish mentor for four years.

The Starfish Initiative

6958 Hillsdale Ct.

Indianapolis, IN 46250

Phone:(317) 955-7912

http://www.starfishinitiative.org/ Donate link off this site.

Donate: http://www.starfishinitiative.org/index.php/about-us/donate

You’ve seen me call out Big Brothers and Big Sisters across the country. They are a great program and a great influence in Indiana.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana

2960 N Meridian St.

Indianapolis, IN 46208

Phone:(317) 921-2201

http://www.bebigforkids.org/ Donate link off this site.

Donate: http://www.bebigforkids.org/site/lookup.asp?c=6fIMIZMzFlJ0H&b=6547369

College Mentors for Kids

212 W 10th St b260

Indianapolis, IN 46202

Phone:(317) 921-1798

http://www.collegementors.org/ Donate link off this site.

Donate: https://app.etapestry.com/hosted/CollegeMentorsforKidsInc/OnlineDonation.html

 

Ohio

Mentoring Center of Central Ohio A program of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio

1855 E. Dublin Granville Rd.

Columbus, OH 43229

Phone: 614.839.2447

http://www.mentoringcenterco.org/ Donate link off this site.

Donate: http://mentoringcenterdonations.kintera.org/

West Virginia

The Mentor Network

http://thementornetwork.com/location/west-virginia/

REM West Virginia State Office

748 McMechen Street

Benwood, WV 26031

Tel: 304-233-3474

http://www.remwestvirginia.com   

Pennsylvania

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Laurel Region

Fayette Office

65 West Main Street

Uniontown PA 15401

Phone: 724-439-8055

http://www.bbbslr.org/ Donate link off this site.

Donate: http://www.bbbslr.org/donate.htm

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeast Pennsylvania

123 S. Broad Street, Suite 1050

Philadelphia, PA 19109

Tel: 215-790-9200

http://www.bbbssepa.org Donate link off this site.

Donate: http://www.bbbssepa.org/site/lookup.asp?c=8rJNK0MHJjLYH&b=6284261

Maryland

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake

3600 Clipper Mill Road Suite 250

Baltimore, MD 21211-1948

T: 410-243-4000

http://www.biglittle.org Donate link off this site.

Donate: http://www.biglittle.org/site/c.6pIMI1MzFjJ0H/b.6556155/k.7A23/Start_something_online.htm