100 River Rock Drive,
Suite 104, Buffalo, NY 14207
(716) 873-5833  
  807 W. State St. (C/O The United Way)
Olean, New York 14760
(716) 480.9614  |  fax: (716) 873.6350   |   info@beafriend.org

Site-Based Programs


Our Site-Based Mentoring (SBM) is one-to-one mentoring that takes place in a structured setting at a local school or community center. 

Although Site-Based Mentoring does not take place in a classroom and it is not tutoring, students may talk with their mentors about school, ask for assistance with homework or read together.  Putting the focus on friendship and guidance, Big & Little match activities might include creating craft projects, an interactive presentation with a community speaker, participating in a group activity or simply playing a board game or coloring while talking about their day.

A Big Brothers Big Sisters Coordinator is present at each visit to help these relationships grow through various planned recreational, educational and cultural activities. 

In addition to adult volunteers, this program is also open to high school students that have completed the tenth grade.  


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A BIG thanks to our program funders:

Josephine Goodyear Foundation