Worcester Area College Mentors Program (WACMP)

Worcester Area College Mentors Program (WACMP)

Thanks to the dedication and giving spirit of staff and students at seven area colleges, Big Brothers Big Sisters Central Mass/Metrowest has one of the largest college mentor programs in the country.  Today more than 700 college students from seven Worcester schools mentor at-risk children in the city’s elementary and middle schools each week. Since the program was born in 2000, nearly 6,000 lives have been changed.  When children from low-income, single parent households are matched with a mentor in BBBS programs, 89% are less likely to engage in risky behavior and 95% report improvements in academic success.  While the mentoring has a measurable impact on participating children, our mentors report that being a Big is a life changing experience for them as well.   

Click HERE or see below for a video describing the origins of our college mentors program in Worcester.