In 2014, Big Brothers Big Sisters rolled out a new model of service – the Corporate Workplace Mentoring model.
This provides workers in enrolled companies with the fantastic opportunity to become mentors (Bigs) without leaving their office.
Fortnightly, children (Littles) from enrolled secondary schools, arrive at the workplace to spend time with their individual Big Brothers and Big Sisters. Supervised by BBBSTT staff, the programme is designed to allow Littles in Form 2 through Form 3 (ages 13 – 16) to experience a working environment, while also engaging in workshops and simple one-to-one time with their Bigs.
The Corporate Workplace model is a compliment to the already established Children-in-Care programme. This programme has been working with eight (8) residential children’s facilities throughout Trinidad, and has been working to enroll more Littles, between the ages of 6 and 16. Each of these Homes has been working to come into compliance with the country’s new package of child protection legislation, and BBBSTT continues to support them in this process.
While each model – Corporate Workplace and Children-in-Care – has different catchments for Littles, they both serve to meet the needs of youth in providing those children and teenagers who want a mentor with a mentor.