Students & Mentors Achieving Results Together (SMART)

Students & Mentors Achieving Results Together (SMART)


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Data Provided By
United Way of Berks County
General Information
Description of ServiceA school-based mentoring program. It is highly supervised by the professional staff of Big Brothers Big Sisters on-site at participating schools. The target population is elementary and middle school children, adaptable to meet the requirements of a particular school district.
The program works in conjunction with school district officials to improve a child’s academic performance, self-confidence, respect for others & their cultures, and relationships with peers & adults. Mentors can be high school students, college students, or community members (depending on the site).


- Conrad Weiser School District – East Elementary, West Elementary, and Middle School
- Hamburg Area School District – Tilden Elementary and Middle School
- Muhlenberg School District – Muhlenberg Elementary
- Oley Valley School District – Oley Elementary
- Fleetwood School District – Andrew Maier Elementary
- Reading School District – Glenside Elementary
LocationBerks
Geographical AreaBerks; East Elementary, West Elementary, West Middle (Corad Weiser School District), Tidlen Elementary, Tilden Middle (Hamburg Area School District), Muhlenberg Elementary (Muhlenberg School District), Oley Elementary (Oley Valley School District), Andrew Maier Elementary (Fleetwood School District), Glenside Elementary (Reading School District)
Intake ProcedureStudents or parents/guardians in eligible schools can contact their guidance office for more information. The enrollment process – including a written application – will begin from there. All participants undergo an orientation/training prior to acceptance.
Helpful TipsLittles are students at participating elementary and middle schools. For all but the Reading School District, Bigs (volunteer mentors) are high school students. Bigs in the Reading School District program are adult volunteer mentors from the community.
 
Client Information
Age GroupChildren
GenderEither
Languages SpokenEnglish, Spanish; Casework Manager is available at the SMART programs in Muhlenberg and Reading School Districts
EligibilityYouth (Little Brothers/Sisters)-
* elementary or middle school-aged children
* willing to complete the application process in its entirety
* have a desire to be matched with a Big Brother/Sister and willing to sustain that mentoring match relationship for at least one school year
* capable of deriving some benefit from the services of BBBS SMART program

Volunteers (Big Brothers/Sisters)
* must be a high school student at participating school district, except for the SMART program at Reading School District where volunteers must be at least 19-years-of age; all volunteers must be residents of Berks County
* willing to complete the BBBS application and training process
* willing to sustain that mentoring match relationship for at least one school year
* willing to cooperate with the agency in the supervision/monitoring process of a mentoring match relationship
 
Fees or Charges
Types of FeesNone
 
Availability
Hours of Operation Hours of SMART activities are dependent on specific school districts
Contact Information
 
Contact's Position SMART Casework Manager (varies by school district)
Contact's Phone 610-373-5544
Physical Site Address 1 303 Windsor Street
Physical Site Address 2 Centre Park
Physical Site City, State, Zip Reading, PA 19601
Main Phone 610-373-5544
Fax 610-373-5530
Web Address www.BigsInBerks.org
 
 
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Berks County
Affiliated Program: Students & Mentors Achieving Results Together (SMART)
This Service: Students & Mentors Achieving Results Together (SMART)
 
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Mentoring Programs (PH-1400.5000)
Youth Enrichment Programs (PS-9800.9900)