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.

Bear Buddies

Blogging Buddies

Book Buddies

Bears and Cubs**

Big Brothers Big Sisters**

Williams-Cone Mentoring**

Bowdoin Central Mentoring*

Brunswick High School Mentoring*

Falcon Friends*

Harpswell Community Mentoring*

Mt. Ararat Middle School Mentoring*

Mt. Ararat High School Mentoring*



*Students interested in joining these mentoring programs must submit the 2013-2014 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. 

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

Student Leadership

Our student leaders are dedicated to developing positive relationships with youth in the greater Brunswick area. Leaders work to ensure successful matches between local students and Bowdoin students, work with schools and other community partners to ensure a positive experience from all sides, and plan activities for their group members to enjoy with their mentees.

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.