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Frequently Bigs are unaware of and eager to know more about their Little’s school performance and are unsure about how to help them succeed academically. Big Brothers Big Sisters is now able to provide Educational Consultation sessions to any matched Little or high school Teen Big in the DFW area. Bigs, Littles, and the Littles’ parent/guardian - if they wish to participate - use these one-hour individual sessions to better understand their student’s academic challenges and future goals. Together they plan for how the Big – within the context of their mentoring relationship – can help the Little perform better in school and be prepared for life after high school graduation.
Consultation sessions vary with each individual based on the Little’s age and grade. The Educational Consultants are able to assist our older students with college/career exploration, writing college essays, applying for financial aid and more. For our younger Littles in 3rd grade and up, the Educational Consultants focus on helping the Big and parent understand their Little’s educational strengths and areas for growth and how they can informally encourage and strengthen their Little’s educational journey. Littles of all ages also acquire practical help in translating personal academic records.
These consultations are available at no charge to any matched Little enrolled in the North Texas BBBS program. To request a consultation, a Big or parent can fill out the form below, or contact Sheresa Thomas directly at 214-562-8235 or firstname.lastname@example.org