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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Licking & Perry Counties|62 W. Locust Street , Newark, OH 43055|(740) 349-9646

 Our School-Based Mentoring

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Licking & Perry Counties "Lunch Budies" offer personalized time and attention to children on a regular basis at a child's school or another nearby facility.
Teachers identify children who could benefit from having an extra caring adult in their lives. Lunch Buddies and children meet regularly during the school year, typically once a week for 45 minutes.  In the school environment they play games, talk, do crafts, go over safety issues, and even play at recess.  Qualified BBBS staff are on-site to help.

During the summer, they may stay in touch through letters, emails, or phone calls facilitated by a BBBS staff member, or attend an agency-sponsored event. Some matches may qualify for School-Based Plus status, which allows them to meet off-campus, while others may transition to become Community-Based Matches to meet more frequently.
Whether they play games or read together, their relationship fosters a positive school experience for the child, including good attendance, positive relationships with peers and adults, a positive attitude, and academic enrichment. As their friendship grows, Lunch Buddies and children discover ways to make learning and school enjoyable. Lunch Buddies who continue matches from year to year feel the satisfaction of watching their Littles succeed in school.

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Schools In Our Program

Heritage Middle School

Newark High School

314 Granville St
Newark, OH 43055
(740) 670-7400

McGuffey Elementary 

130 Green Wave Dr.
Newark, OH 43055
(740) 670-7140

Legend Elementary

1075 Evans Blvd
Newark, OH 43055
(740) 670-7100

Liberty Middle School

Ben Franklin Elementary 

533 Beacon Road
Newark, OH 43055
(740) 670-7340

Carson Elementry

549 East Mai
Newark, OH 43055
(740) 670-7300

Wilson Middle School

Cherry Valley Elementary

1040 West Main Street
Newark, OH 43055
(740) 670-7330

John Clem Elementary

475 Jefferson Road
Newark, OH 43055
(740) 670-7130

Stevenson Elementary

152 Cynthia St.
Heath, OH 43056
(740) 522-8442

Heath Middle School

Heath High School 

107 Lancaster Dr.
Heath, OH 43056
(740) 238-7110

Garfield Elementary 

680 S. 30th St.
Heath, OH 43056
(740) 238-71120

Newton Elementary

6645 Mount Vernon Rd
Utica, OH 43080
(740) 745-5882

Utica Middle School

Utica High School 

260 Jefferson St.
Utica, OH 43080
(740) 892-2855

Utica Elementary 

367 Church St.
Utica, OH 43080
(740) 892-2551

Sheridan High School 

8725 Sheridan Rd
Thornville, OH 43076
(740) 743-1335

Sheridan High School

Glenford Elementary 

128 E High St
Glenford, OH 43739
(740) 659-2209

Sheridan Middle School

New Lexington High School 

2547 Panther Dr.
New Lexington, OH 43764
(740) 342-3528

New Lexington Middle School

New Lexington Elementary

2550 Panther Dr.
New Lexington, OH 43764
(740) 342-2556

Junction City Elementary 

307 Poplar St.
Junction City, OH 43748
(740) 740-3751

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