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.