Since 1998, the Ennis Sidekicks Program has been a partnership between Big Brothers Big Sisters of Gallatin County and Ennis Schools. High school Bigs are matched with K-5 Littles on a one-to-one mentoring basis for the school year. Teachers and counselors identify students who can benefit from interaction with a caring mentor. The purpose of the program is to form a friendship between the Big and Little to assist the Little with social skills, academic confidence, and self-esteem.
This past school year, we had 21 successful matches. They ate lunch together, played board games, did arts and crafts, and played outside. Many of our Bigs and Littles want to remain matched this coming school year. If you would like to help support and grow the Sidekicks Program, please click here.
To find out how you can get involved, contact us at 406-587-1216 or email the program coordinator Jess Milakovich here.