Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast recently launched their Beyond School Walls program in partnership with the Venice Police Department and Venice High School to help students gain a special learning experience outside the classroom.
The workplace-mentoring program, Beyond School Walls, allows high school students to interact with mentors in a business setting. Students experience what it means to work for a corporation, learn business etiquette, and identify educational requirements for professional success. Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast has matched 17 students from Venice High School with Venice Police Department staff members.
“Through a collaborative partnership, we have extended the education of our youths beyond their school, to a law enforcement agency,” said Big Brothers Big Sisters President and CEO Joy Mahler. “The skills students will gain through this program will be unmatched, and will help guide them to the next steps in their lives and careers.”
To learn more about the program and how you can become involved, please call (941) 488-4009, (855) 501-BIGS or visit bbbssun.org.
Photo caption: Venice Police Department staff are matched with students from Venice High School in the Beyond Schools Walls program.
About Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast
For over 50 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast has been matching youth in meaningful, enduring, professionally supported mentoring relationships with adult volunteers who defend their potential and help them achieve their biggest possible futures. Big Brothers Big Sisters’ evidence-based approach is designed to create positive youth outcomes, including educational success, avoidance of risky behaviors, higher aspirations, greater confidence, and improved relationships. This past year, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast has served over 1,500 youth across a 10-county footprint. Learn how to get involved at www.bbbssun.org