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.


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In-School Mentoring*

Bowdoin Central Mentoring (elementary)

SmART (elementary)

Falcon Friends (elementary)

Harpswell Community Mentoring (elementary)

Mt. Ararat Middle School Mentoring

Mt. Ararat High School Mentoring

Brunswick High School Mentoring

FFLY (high and middle school)

Williams-Cone Mentoring**


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 the 2014-2015 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.


If you're interested in becoming a mentor, visit the Student-Led Service Organization page to read more about program specifics or contact Nhi Nguyen, assistant director.