Afterschool Mentoring

Have an impact at the end of the school day

Big Brothers Big Sisters conducts after school programs at elementary and middle schools across McHenry County. After school programs differ from our other mentoring programs since the “Bigs” in the program are high school students. Littles in elementary and middle school meet with their high school Big one time per week for an hour after school in a group setting with other Bigs and Littles. The pair can do homework, talk about school, play board games, or shoot hoops in the school gym.

2018-2019 Schools Participating in the After School Program

  • Algonquin Middle School
  • Conley/MacKaben Elementary School
  • Youth and Family Center (formally Garden Quarter)
  • Hannah Beardsley
  • Jefferson Elementary
  • Johnsburg Jr. High
  • Leggee Elementary School
  • Lundhal Middle School
  • Prairie Grove Elementary
  • Spring Grove Elementary
  • Richard Bernotas Middle School

Enroll a Child

Be a High School Big

We will accept applications from any high school student in McHenry County interested in becoming a Big. We currently partner with the schools below to recruit High School Bigs for our after school program:

  • Alden-Hebron HS
  • Cary Grove HS
  • Crystal Lake Central HS
  • Crystal Lake South HS
  • Harvard HS
  • Huntley HS
  • Jacobs HS
  • Johnsburg HS
  • Marian Catholic Central HS

Are you a high school student interested in becoming a Big? Please fill out the following application and email it to Stephanie Schultz at

Download High School Application