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.

2019-2020 Schools Participating in the After School Program

  • Algonquin Middle School
  • Conley/Mackeben Elementary School
  • Youth and Family Center (formally Garden Quarter)
  • Hannah Beardsley
  • Jefferson Elementary
  • Johnsburg Jr. High
  • Leggee Elementary School
  • Lundahl 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:

  • Cary Grove HS
  • Crystal Lake Central HS
  • Crystal Lake South HS
  • Dundee Crown HS
  • Harvard HS
  • Huntley HS
  • Jacobs HS
  • Johnsburg HS
  • Marian Catholic Central HS
  • McHenry HS – East & West Campus
  • Prairie Ridge 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