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Big Brothers Big Sisters launches new program for Sheboygan youth

Big Brothers Big Sisters

SHEBOYGAN — While parents around the country are sending their children off for the new school year, Big Brothers Big Sisters is launching a new program designed for high school students in Sheboygan County.

MentorU partners local community mentors with freshmen and sophomore students, offering them valuable college and career support, and helping them to develop personal, academic and professional skills. September is Big Brothers Big Sisters month, and the local agency is particularly excited to celebrate this year with the launch of a new program directed towards high school freshmen and sophomore students.

Unlike the current community and school-based programs offered by Big Brothers Big Sisters, MentorU is a curriculum-based program and mentors meet in person monthly with their student, or mentee. In their MentorU classes, students engage in important college and career lessons, and communicate with their mentors electronically through guided prompts. Students and mentors discuss various topics in their weekly messages, including skills such as perseverance, critical thinking, self-advocacy and goal setting.

For more information, contact Big Brothers Big Sisters at (920) 458-0111 or visit bbbswishoreline.org.