These mentoring programs provide an opportunity for Providence College students to create a deep and rewarding relationship with local youth.
San Miguel Mentoring
Meet with boys from the San Miguel Middle School of Providence, twice a month, both on and off campus. San Miguel School is an independent Lasallian middle school for urban boys from the Greater Providence area. The school is dedicated to the belief that education is the key to breaking the cycle of poverty. Students experience a school culture that emphasizes citizenship, service, and personal responsibility in a caring learning environment where academics are rigorous, expectations are high, and individual talents are nurtured. Students grow into young men with a positive vision for the future that leads them to effect positive change in their lives and in their communities.
To get involved email Haley Webster, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Julia Daley, email@example.com.
Big Brothers/ Big Sisters
Our Traditional Mentoring Program matches children between the ages of 7 and 15 (and 4 to 18 if the child has a parent/guardian who is incarcerated), in long-term, one-to-one relationships with adult volunteer mentors. While “matches” may formally remain in the program until the child turns 18 or graduates from high school, many of their relationships will last a lifetime.
The mission of RISE is to provide scholarships and mentoring to children of currently and formerly incarcerated parents in order to break the intergenerational cycle of poverty, crime and addiction that too often threatens them.