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.
***Interested in mentoring? Applications for new mentors are now available!***
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.
Bears and Cubs**
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Bowdoin Central Mentoring*
Harpswell Community Mentoring*
Mt. Ararat Middle School Mentoring*
Mt. Ararat High School Mentoring*
*Students interested in joining these mentoring programs must submit the 2012-2013 mentoring application and attend a training session. The other mentoring programs may require different paperwork or trainings. Please be in touch with group leaders to find out more.
**Students interested in joining Bears and Cubs or any Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) program must submit the BBBS application, listed separately within the 2012-2013 mentoring application.
Student-run mentoring groups account for the largest percent of our mentoring programs. Our student leaders are dedicated to developing positive relationships with youth in the Brunswick area. Leaders not only work to ensure successful matches between local students and Bowdoin students, but they also help organize fun activities for their group members to take part in.