Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) has been proud to have Comcast as a national partner since 2008. Comcast collaborates with BBBS to deliver the highly successful Beyond School Walls program with Benbrook Elementary.
Through Beyond School Walls, BBBS matches 25 students facing adversity with a one-to-one mentor relationship with a Comcast employee. Students travel to the Comcast corporate office twice a month and meet with their mentors for at least an hour and work on homework, talk about their lives, and just play games and have fun. This positive adult contact allows students to explore their interests and experience things they would not have the opportunity to otherwise, broadening their horizons and exposing them to the many possibilities available to them.
100% of Benbrook students in the program qualify for free or reduced lunch, and this is these children’s only exposure to the professional workplace and the opportunities available to them if they finish high school and pursue post-secondary training. This exposure to the corporate world means these at-risk, underserved students are introduced to the professional world, ambitious career paths, and academic/life goals. With their Comcast Big, the Littles can work to identify what they must achieve academically to attain a career like the one their Big has and what steps they must take to get there.
It is through community partners like Comcast that BBBS can impact the lives and futures of local children. Through collaborations like this, BBBS creates meaningful change in children’s lives and prepare them for future success.
Thank you Comcast for helping us do something BIG!