Bridge to Kids Mentoring Programs


Bowdoin mentors serve as caring young adults who help develop the confidence, character, and aspirations of local children. Mentors use this experience to discover the personal rewards of public service while also learning about the local community, local schools, and interaction with children.

Mentoring Opportunities

The McKeen Center offers several ways to get involved with mentoring through our many Student-Led Service Organizations and in partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters.  Follow the links below to find out more about these opportunities.

In-School Mentoring*

Bowdoin Central Mentoring (Elementary)

SmART (Elementary)

Falcon Friends (Elementary)

Harpswell Community Mentoring (Elementary)

Mt. Ararat Middle School Mentoring (Middle School)

Mt. Ararat High School Mentoring (High School)

Brunswick High School Mentoring (High School)

FFLY/FFLY High (Bath Middle School & Morse High School)

Williams-Cone Mentoring** (Elementary)

Non-School Based Mentoring

Bear Buddies

Blogging Buddies

Book Buddies

Bears and Cubs**

Big Brothers Big Sisters**

*Students interested in joining these mentoring programs must submit a mentoring application and attend a training session through the McKeen Center.

**Indicates programs run in partnership with or by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bath/Brunswick. Students must submit the BBBS application.

Resources for Mentors

If you're interested in becoming a mentor, visit the Student-Led Service Organization page to read more about program specifics or contact Matt Gee, Assistant Director.