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

Group Mentoring Program

Youth in the Group Mentoring Program have the full support of an agency Case Manager and a Mentor Advocate.

The goal of the Group Mentoring Program is to provide both individual and group interactions that specifically reinforce educational, vocational and life skills that are necessary to avoid risky behaviors,  graduate from high school and go on to secondary education or a skilled trade.

The youth and young adults in the Group Mentoring Program go out in the community with a Mentor Advocate with a trained and supported member of Big Brothers Big Sisters.  The Mentor Advocate plans activities to provide opportunities for participants to gain or develop competencies that can be classified in at least one of the following categories; Life Skills, Vocational, Educational and Community Service. The Mentor Advocate also takes an active role in the young person’s academic life by creating a bridge between school and home life.

Group Mentoring in Erie County: This Group Mentoring Program works with young adult males and females, ages 14-18 years old, who are in need of the added support of a mentor.


A BIG thanks to our program funders: